This is the statement of the UFC President regarding the specific information on the weight of the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
After the retirement announcement made the fans cry and laugh in June, Conor Mcgregor returned to the Dustin Poirier rematch in 2021. The call and approval of the match made the audience once again satisfied with the quick work style of Conor.
Before that, Conor McGregor and UFC had briefly fallen into conflict when the tournament could not arrange for The Notorious a satisfactory match.
Conor McGregor accepted the UFC offer to play Dustin Poirier the next January. It was thought that the rematch with Poirier could bring Conor back to the UFC back to the same good cooperation, the weight-ranking issue could cause the two sides to continue to fall into disagreements.
Conor McGregor will rematch Dustin Poirier soon
According to Conor and Dustin, the rematch between the two boxers is likely to take place in the Welterweight (170lbs ~ 77kg) class – the weight category that both are not on the list of boxers. Thus, in theory, the match should not affect both Lightweight positions.
However, UFC President Dana White completely opposed this idea, the American boss confirmed that he would not let a pointless match take place.
Dana White was quite determined about the weight of the Conor vs. Dustin 2 match
With Dustin Poirier, relegation is a big challenge when “The Diamond” has never played at 170lbs. On the contrary, since the UFC 229 in 2018, Conor McGregor has not returned to the lightweight competition, the continuous posting of training photos with a bigger body than before also makes fans of the Irish puncher worried. on the matter of losing weight and keeping in shape.
Regarding the authenticity of the match, Dana White also recently revealed the basic TV royalties deal agreement has been passed. Now, as long as Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier sign the contract, the rematch between the two punches will be able to take place.