The UFC have formally launched a spine-tingling promo video for Conor McGregor’s return to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
McGregor retired from combating in June 2020 after citing an absence of thrilling choices at both light-weight or welterweight, however will face ‘The Diamond’ on January 23.
In fact, the pair have matched up up to now, with McGregor stopping Poirier in 2014 once they met in a featherweight bout which had big title ramifications.
‘The Infamous’ went on to knock out Jose Aldo little over a 12 months later, whereas Poirier needed to rebuild himself as a light-weight.
Now, after six years aside, the 2 males will do battle as soon as once more and the promo video launched by the UFC is severely thrilling.
Though it’s unclear the place the bout will happen, one would think about a return to Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi can be the probably location.
Poirier, the previous interim champion at 155lbs, fought within the UAE final 12 months when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The truth is, each males have been stopped by the previous light-weight champion with McGregor succumbing to a neck crank within the fourth spherical at UFC 229 in 2018.
Nonetheless, with the Russian adamant he’ll stay retired, this bout might have big ramifications in figuring out who holds the crown within the absence of ‘The Eagle’.