UFC president Dana White confirmed that the promotion will organize a fight between American Dustin Poirier and Irish Conor McGregor, and also named the proposed location.
Earlier, athletes have repeatedly stated their desire to hold a face-to-face match, the UFC entered into negotiations with them. White told ESPN that Poirier has signed a lightweight contract. McGregor, according to the source, has given oral consent so far.
“If all goes according to plan, then January 23 and Boytsovsky Island. However, right now there are a lot of” if “. I have to see how the world will be in the next couple of months,” said White.
McGregor and Poirier already had a duel in the fall of 2014. Then the Irishman won by technical knockout.