Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier official for UFC 257

Conor McGregor has signed the contract and he'll be facing Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January.

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As first reported by TheMacLife and followed up on by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Conor McGregor has signed the agreement to make he and Dustin Poirier’s fight at UFC 257 on January 23rd official. Poirier signed the bout agreement last week.

The location of their bout has yet to be confirmed but the 22-4-0 McGregor will be back in the octagon for a fight for the first time since January of this year. This past Summer, Conor retired from the sport for a second time after initially doing so in 2016 after UFC 196.

The 26-6-0 Dustin Poirier scored a win over Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night in June. This will be McGregor and Poirier’s second fight as their first occurred in 2014 with McGregor emerging victorious.

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