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Mcgregor teases return at lightweight division, possibly against Poirier

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Talk of a rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been going on for weeks. Though the bout is yet to be made official, both the fighters are ready to throw hands and are aiming for the bout to take place in January 2021.

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Next year’s McGregor-Poirier fight is a rematch of the 2014 clash at UFC 178 – set at 145lbs – which ‘The Notorious’ won in the first round at Las Vegas’ MGM Arena. Recently, McGregor and Poirier answered another big question related to the bout – which weight class will the fight take place in?

Conor, who fought Donald Cerrone in the welterweight division and hinted at a stay in the division. McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, believed that the upcoming fight could be a welterweight clash set at 170lbs. Kavanagh tweeted earlier this month: ‘Watching @TheNotoriousMMA do MMA rounds lately has been a real joy and education. Fluidity of movement with elite level timing and skill.

Mcgregor vs Poirier 2 will be held at lightweight ?

Conor recently shared a video on Twitter with a cryptic message. While promoting his McGregor FAST conditioning programme, The Notorious One teased that he’s coming for the lightweight division.

Fresh out of the McGregor FAST Laboratory today. Full body composition scan complete and the results came back = Lightweight Division incoming,” Conor McGregor wrote.

A few hours later, Dustin Poirier also confirmed the bout for the lightweight division when a fan asked him about the same on Twitter. With all the parties on the same page, it appears UFC could soon make the bout official.

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Moreover, with Khabib Nurmagomedov set to relinquish the lightweight title, there are rumours that Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 could be for the UFC gold. However, some reports claim that it will be a non-title fight as Conor McGregor has not competed in the lightweight division since 2018 when he lost to current reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Dana White recently appeared on The Zach Gelb Show (on CBS Sports Radio) where he gave fans an update on Conor vs Poirier 2. The UFC chief said that the promotion is talking to both the fighters but they are yet to sign an official contract. “We sent bout agreements for both of them to fight and they haven’t signed them yet. I can’t speak for Poirier, but I know Conor hasn’t signed his.” However, Dana White said that both Conor & Dustin Poirier want to fight and could make it official soon.

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