Having announced his retirement last year, however, Conor McGregor returned to UFC 257 and said he wanted about 7 matches in the near future.
After more than a year since the last broadcast, Conor McGregor is preparing to return to the audience at UFC 257, facing Dustin Poirier. The rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in UFC 257 will take place on January 23 at Yas Island Duel Island, Abu Dhabi.
The UFC has said it will be a non-title light fixture, and will be McGregor’s first match since TKO’s match against Donald Cerrone in January 2020. Conor has only played the UFC twice since 2016, while Poirier has taken over eight times and just got one more victory over Dan Hooker after a failed championship attempt at UFC 242.
Conor McGregor announced his retirement last June, citing the lack of respect from the UFC. However, the former UFC two-weight champion withdrew his decision shortly after.
“Sometimes people need to behave differently if they don’t receive respect or appreciation. So I decided to keep a distance, “McGregor said.
“It is a fact that I will never be forgotten in the sport. Conor McGregor will remain here until I can’t shine. If all goes well, I will have about seven matches in a row. 1.5 years. That’s what I want. ”
“Right now, I have four matches on my contract with the UFC. I will finish them in Q1 2021, as long as they set a date,” he added.
McGregor earlier said the impact of the pandemic was also one of the reasons why he decided to leave the ring for a while.