By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Irish mixed martial champion, Conor Anthony McGregor is set for a return fight with Dustin Poirer on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
McGregor disclosed the return fight recently on his website as he braces up to come out of retirement to fight.
A statement on McGregor’s website reads that Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is the most likely venue for the fight.
McGregor who has signed his agreement to fight as the main event on UFC 257, said he is very grateful to be about to return and get to do what he loves again.
“I look forward to the fresh test Dustin will bring since our first bout, while also showcasing my own incredibly deep cache of weaponry.
“Whatever tool is needed on the night will be pulled from the duffel”, McGregor said.
The Irish UFC star defeated Poirier in 2014.
McGregor has not fought since January when he defeated Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.
Conor is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. As of 2 November 2020, he is ranked number 11 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and number 4 in the UFC lightweight rankings.