According to sources close to MMA Fighting, both McGregor and Poier have reached an agreement to book a light fight for the upcoming UFC 257 card on January 23rd. This card is expected to take place in Las Vegas.
While the fight has been going on for several weeks, negotiations to reach an agreement with the athletes are still ongoing. Monday night, all sides seem to agree.
However, according to sources, McGregor still prefers to return, and it looks like he’s trying to date December 12, now Nunes vs. Anderson has been canceled for the main event at UNC256.
After announcing his retirement earlier this year, McGregor began suggesting a return, but expressed disappointment that the UFC had not kept him as busy as he had hoped against first-round TKO. Donald “Cowboy” Serron In January.
This eventually led to McGregor calling for a charity “sparring” match against the Poire in Ireland, after which the UFC actually participated with the idea of booking a fight.
The two fighters were on the plane immediately, but talks with McGregor and Poier continued until this week.
For Poyer it will not only be a chance to get another shot at UFC gold, but also a chance to avenge McGregor’s early loss since 2014. That night, while the two fighters were competing in featherweight, McGregor ended the first round at just 1:46.
Six years later, Poyer also seeks to enhance the series with McGregor, building himself into one of the top lightweights in the sport. Poyer has won 5-1 in his last six fights Justin Gethse, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway And Dan Hooker.
The fight between McGregor and Poyer will headline the UFC pay-per-view card in January, with more matches to be added in the coming weeks.