Conor McGregor accepts Dustin Poirier rematch offer on one condition

Conor McGregor has accepted the UFC's offer of a rematch with Dustin Poirier – as long as it happens in 2020.

The Irishman is ready to come out of retirement having hung up his gloves in June for the third time in four years.

He stopped Poirier in the first round of their first encounter in 2014 before going on to become a two-weight world champion.

The pair had recently discussed a charity bout to be held in December but could now meet for a shot at the lightweight title.

McGregor tweeted: Hello Dustin! I accepted the UFC's offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020.

"I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation"

McGregor's last fight was a 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in January before he announced he was walking away from the sport.

He has since had a very public falling out with UFC president Dana White with McGregor leaking the contents of the pair's private messages.

The Dubliner had grown frustrated that he was not being offered what he deemed to be suitable fights.

But he now looks to have put those concerns to one side in a bid to catapult himself into title contention once more.

Should the fight be finalised, the winner would be in pole position to fight either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Justin Gaethje who clash later this month.

McGregor accepting a fight with Poirier also suggests he will not return to the boxing ring against Manny Pacquiao.

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