Conor McGregor agrees to fight Dustin Poirier in UFC return

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Conor McGregor is returning to the Octagon.

McGregor, who many consider the most famous fighters in UFC history, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he accepted a Jan. 23 fight against Dustin Poirier.

Despite McGregor’s verbal declaration, the bout isn’t official because there is no signed agreement yet, according to ESPN.

McGregor even named the venue he would like to play host to the fight.

“My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium,” McGregor tweeted. “Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans!”

McGregor, who is 0-1 in the boxing ring after his heavily hyped loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2017, also said in the tweet that he would be interested in taking on Manny Pacquiao after the Poirier fight.

This isn’t the first time McGregor has talked about fighting Pacquiao, according to the ESPN report.

Poirier tweeted his agreement to the fight, tweeting: “Close to home for me on my birthday weekend! What weight?”

McGregor is 22-4 in his UFC career, while Poirier is 26-6-0. If the fight goes off, it would be McGregor’s first bout since his since his 40-second TKO victory over Donald Cerrone in January.

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