Conor McGregor confirms he will fight Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23 but wants the fight to take place in Dallas, TX.
Conor McGregor has been teasing a comeback for some time now. The former duel champion last fought in January of last year and once the coronavirus pandemic set in it was unclear when he would return. It seems he now has his date but is still campaigning for the perfect location. McGregor wants his next fight to take place in Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, TX according to his Wednesday night tweet.
“I accept, Jan 23rd is on,” McGregor wrote. “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.”
There is a lot to take in with that tweet. First of all, it is assumed that the fight will be against Dustin Poirier who McGregor has been campaigning for all month. He originally wanted to fight Poirier outside the UFC in a charity match, but then agreed to use the UFC’s platform and donate to Poirier’s charity. Now he first wanted the fight this year, but with all dates taken up, it seems January of 2021 is the soonest possible date.
He wants the biggest stage there is Cowboy Stadium and is pulling his friendship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones into this. With fans allowed at Cowboys home games with restrictions, it seems that maybe they would be allowed for a fight. That would make the UFC very happy. That will be up to Dana White and the UFC to decide on. In the end, he says that a boxing match with Manny Paciou could be next, which has also been in the works per reports. When Conor is back business is booming for the UFC and they tend to do all in their power to make him happy.