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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has officially agreed to come out of retirement for a one off charity exhibition against American MMA star Dustin Poirier. 

The Notorious had been offered the one-off match by the UFC to take place in January, however the Irish grappler is hoping it will be held earlier.

Both fighters agreed to a charity exhibition after a brief online exchange and it was decided that the match would happen in December.

However, when UFC president Dana White got wind of the unsanctioned match he offered the pair the chance to move out of a cage and into the Octagon.

And in the last 24 hours the Irishman (32) - who beat Poirier at featherweight in 2014 - has accepted the fight.

However rather than fight in 2021, it appears he is hopeful of cashing in on one of two UFC pay Per View events in November or December which could prove extremely lucrative for both fighters.

McGregor can make millions of dollars from an official pay per view event.

He famously banked $130 million from his one off match against Floyd Mayweather.

However, the former two-weight champion retired in June, and he hung up his gloves for the third time in four years.

Last night, however, he confirmed he was announcing his latest comeback tweeting:

"Hello Dustin! I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020.

"I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th.

"I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation."

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