According to head coach John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s return fight against Dustin Poirier will be fought at 170 pounds. McGregor and Poirier are scheduled to face each other in a rematch on Jan. 23.
- The two fighters first fought in 2013 at 145 pounds. McGregor won the fight via first-round TKO.
- Both men had since moved up in weight. McGregor subsequently competed at 155 pounds and 170 pounds, while Poirier stayed put at 155 pounds. Once made official, this will be the heaviest weight class Poirier will be competing at.
- The UFC has yet to confirm the booking. McGregor wants the event to take place at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, which team owner Jerry Jones already welcomed. UFC President Dana White, however, isn’t keen on agreeing unless the arena allows the full attendance of fans.
- The 32-year-old McGregor “retired” from active competition in June, the third time he’s done so in his career. His last fight took place in January against Donald Cerrone. McGregor won via TKO inside 46 seconds.