The notorious Conor McGregor has signed his bout agreement to fight Dustin Porier at UFC 257 — and the date has been set for January 23rd.
This comes after McGregor retired in June after saying that fighting “didn’t excite” him anymore.
Following the announcement of his retirement, McGregor hinted at a potential return in a retweet about his 2013 goals on July 7th that read: “I just want two gold belts, a jiu-jitsu blackbelt, a hall of fame plaque and 25 million in the bank. Is that too much to ask? Gym time!!”
Back at UFC 246 in January, Conor McGregor finished Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the octagon with a TKO left head kick — which was dubbed Conor’s “comeback fight.”
Side by side, McGregor and Porier are very similar in size and are less than a year apart in age. McGregor sits at a 22-4-0 record and Porier at a 26-6-0 record — meaning that both fighters have a decent amount of UFC veteran experience.
This should be a good fight folks!