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Conor McGregor shares first poster for Dustin Poirier rematch (Photo)

Conor McGregor has shared a poster for his proposed rematch with Dustin Poirier for early next year.

It seems that preparations for the targeted rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are beginning to roll. On Wednesday night Conor McGregor took to social media to formally accept a date with Dustin Poirier for Jan. 23. The very next day, McGregor released his version of the potential fight poster.

From retirement to potentially the biggest bout of 2021 in a matter of months, that is nothing new for McGregor. With the coronavirus pandemic halting fans from attending shows and sporting events, it was no surprise to see the UFC’s biggest star sit on the sidelines. Without ticket sales, a McGregor fight week would not be the same. It seems now that he has sat out long enough and McGregor has been campaigning for this fight with Poirier.

McGregor and Poirier are interested and have agreed on the date, but that is not all McGregor is asking for. He wants the fight to take place in Cowboy Stadium. From May until now the only two venues the UFC has used were their own Apex Center in Las Vega and the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. To book Cowboy Stadium and possibly fill it with fans is a large ask, even for Dana White and the UFC, but then again McGregor and White are used to getting what they want.

The bout was originally going to be a charity event, but now they will get the chance to make it count in the UFC with the winner possibly getting another shot at the belt. McGregor has agreed to donate the money to Poirier’s charity anyway. After this bout, he has made it clear he wants to fight Manny Pacquiaoo in a boxing match. 

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