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 Conor McGregor at a weigh-in R Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conor McGregor at a weigh-in R Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Conor McGregor at a weigh-in R Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conor McGregor has finally ended all speculation surrounding his UFC return against Dustin Poirier.

The MMA star took to Twitter last night to announce his acceptance of a fight date and cement his return to the Octogon.

The Irish fighter had been in negotiations with UFC President Dana White for over a month, finalising the financial terms that would end his third retirement.

According to his latest Twitter post, The Notorious will face off against Dustin Poirier on January 23, 2021.

McGregor also stated that his goal is to make the fight happen at AT&T Stadium, known as Cowboys Stadium, in Arlington, Texas.

As if this wasn’t enough to send the MMA collective into an online meltdown, McGregor added “Then Manny” to the end of his tweet.

This final tease highlights his desire to then return to the boxing world where he previously made his fortune against Floyd Mayweather.

It now appears he plans to square off against legendary fighter Manny Pacquiao, as has previously been confirmed by both himself, and the ring legend.

The Tweet read: “I accept, Jan 23rd is on!

“My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium.

“Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd.

“I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny.”

Poirier responded to McGregor’s tweet to asking as to what weight their fight would be at, but that has not yet been confirmed.

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