Poirier teases Jan. 23 date for McGregor rematch: 25 minutes to make life fair

Get the Full StoryDustin Poirier targets a Jan. 23 showdown with Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor has insisted that he will fight Dustin Poirier this year but, according to a recent Tweet by Poirier, the highly anticipated matchup will take place on January 23rd at UFC 257.

Poirier suffered a knockout loss to McGregor in the first round of their 2014 featherweight matchup at UFC 178, and The Diamond is hoping to avenge that loss and make life fair again on Jan. 23.

January 23rd 25 minutes to make life fair. The Diamond DustinPoirier October 19, 2020

January 23rd. 25 minutes to make life fair, Poirier posted in the early hours of Monday morning.

The former interim UFC lightweight champion last fought at UFC on ESPN 12, where he earned a 50,000 Fight of the Night bonus for his gruelling decision win over Dan Hooker at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. McGregor, on the other hand, hasn t fought since his 40-second blitz of Donald Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 246. Both men had teased of a charity bout outside of the UFC but, according to Dana White, the fight will most definetely be taking place under the UFC banner.

Poirier is currently #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings while McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champ, is ranked #5.