Conor McGregor accepts January fight against Dustin Poirier and makes fresh UFC demand

Conor McGregor has claimed he has accepted a rematch against Dustin Poirier for next January in what would be his first fight in the UFC in a year, but he wants the fight to take place at the Dallas Cowboys’ 100,000-seater AT&T stadium.

McGregor hasn’t stepped foot in the octagon since his 46-second win over Donald Cerrone back in January.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion vowed to be more active this year, having fought just once prior since late 2016.

However, due in part to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lack of crowds at events, McGregor has instead stayed away from the sport, and announced a half-hearted retirement earlier this year.

A fight against boxer Manny Pacquiao was touted, but that seems to have been put on the backburners for now.

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McGregor found himself embroiled in a social media spat with UFC president Dana White recently after claiming he had demanded a fight over the summer.

He then started negotiating for a rematch with Poirier – who he defeated via TKO back in 2014 in his fourth fight in the UFC – in a charity event in December.

That fight was seemingly agreed upon by all parties, but it now seems the fight will happen under the UFC banner instead.

White claimed earlier this week that he offered McGregor a fight against Poirier for January 23rd, and it now seems the ‘Notorious’ has agreed.

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He tweeted: “I accept, Jan 23rd is on!

“My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style!

“Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd.

“I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny.”

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McGregor has spoken in the past about his desire to take a fight to AT&T Stadium, having visited the venue back in 2018 while on a promotional tour for his whiskey brand after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Taking the fight to the home of the Dallas Cowboys could prove to be impossible, however, due to the NFL schedule.

The weekend of January 23rd is currently the date for the NFC Championship game, and the Cowboys could be involved – meaning AT&T Stadium is in use.

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