Former two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor will make his comeback in the main event octagon of UFC 257, facing Dustin Poirier, a year after riding Donald Cerrone.
UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier 2
It has been official for several weeks, Conor McGregor is indeed back in the game. After teasing an umpteenth time a definitive sports retirement, the Irishman is back at the under 155 pounds to face Dustin Poirier, in the main event of UFC 257, on January 23, 2021. A rematch taking place more than 6 years after their first dance in the octagon, which ended in a first round knockout.
Since then, water has flowed under the bridges, and Dustin Poirier has established himself as one of the best lightweight in the organization. Conor McGregor, obviously entirely dedicated to his training camp since the start of the school year, will be keen to prove to the world that he is far from good for the scrapyard. If we stick to his words, the Notorious wants to come back to recover his old belt.
A real comeback?
This is the question everyone is asking. Is Conor McGregor truly back, where will the Irishman disappear again once his fight is over? Last January, the former double champion seemed more than determined to register his return in time, and fight several times in 2020. A false retirement later, here he is back to competition.
While he’s still a tone above the rest of the class in striking, the departure of Khabib Nurmagomedov seems to open a boulevard for him to recover his title. It will still be necessary to reiterate an excellent performance against Dustin Poirier on January 23.