However, he also said he wanted the fight to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
“Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can contain our crowd,” McGregor said in his tweet. “I’ll be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny ”
McGregor has previously expressed interest in taking on Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring, and even said on social media that part of the reason he wanted to face Dustin Poirier is that he’s a southpaw – like Pacquiao – and known as one of the best boxers in MMA.McGregor holds a 0-1 record in professional boxing. This fight was, of course, one of the most lucrative fights in combat sports history against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor lost via TKO in the 10th round. The UFC is expected to either endorse McGregor’s boxing involvement or be part of the promotion, as the company was in 2017 when he fought Mayweather.
Poirier then responded to McGregor on Twitter: “Near my home for my birthday weekend!” What weight? ”
McGregor only verbally agreed to the fight. There is no combat deal yet, sources said.
Poirier told Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Wednesday that the UFC had yet to contact him about the fight.
McGregor hasn’t fought since his 40-second TKO victory over Donald Cerrone in January. Prior to that fight, he said he hoped to fight three times in 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic and failed negotiations with the UFC blocked his return, leading to some sort of public feud with the president of UFC, Dana White.
McGregor pledged last week that he would donate $ 500,000 to the Good Fight Foundation charity in Poirier, as he pledged to do when the couple attempted to organize a charity fight two years ago. weeks.