Old Rivals Battle Again! Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 2 is Official for UFC 257

The rematch between old rivals Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor is set for January.

Despite the hectic year 2020 has been, there’s one sporting organization that has been able to put on consistent shows. That organization is the Ultimate Fighting Championships.

Many believed the move was a bit foolhardy, especially considering the global health crisis. But no matter what you thought about the decision in the beginning, if you’re a fight fan you’re glad Dana White and the UFC brass went through with their plans.

Since May the UFC has been putting on consistent fights week after week. They’ve been putting on some pretty competitive shows for the fans for the past few months and it appears January will be no exception.

The UFC has finally booked the rematch between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. The bout is set to take place on January 23.

 

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See their first fight below.

 

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While the fight had been rumored before, the UFC has finally confirmed the bout between the old rivals. After Conor McGregor had made the suggestion to Dustin Poirier to put on a charity boxing match, speculation of a rematch grew. Knowing a good thing when they see it, the UFC move forward and decided to get the two to contend a high profile lightweight bout.

With Khabib Nurmagomedov retiring from competition the UFC lightweight division is wide open. The winner of Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor will most likely see themselves in a title bout next.

Are you excited for this rematch of old rivals?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.