Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier 2 Official For UFC 257, Per Report

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The rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is reportedly official.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, the two sides have officially agreed to terms for the fight that will go down at UFC 257.

The pay-per-view event is scheduled for Saturday, January 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While the fight has been agreed to, the report states McGregor is still looking to return to action sooner rather than later and his eyes may be on December.

From MMA Fighting:

While the fight has been in the works for several weeks, negotiations were still ongoing to strike a deal with the athletes. Late Monday night, it appears all sides have agreed.

However, according to sources, McGregor would still prefer returning earlier and it appears he’s pushing for the Dec. 12 date now that Nunes vs Anderson has been scrapped for the main event at UFC 256.

Poirier and McGregor first met at UFC 178 on September 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. McGregor was able to score an impressive first-round TKO over Poirier.

McGregor last appeared in the UFC back at UFC 246 in January when he dismantled Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds after 15 months away from the sport. He then announced his retirement four months later on June 6. He said that the sport no longer excites him. However, he is now prepared to return.

McGregor has also claimed he would be boxing Manny Pacquiao, but there have not been further developments in those talks.

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