LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Conor McGregor tweeted Wednesday that he has accepted a Jan. 23 date to fight Dustin Poirier.
McGregor had previously pushed for earlier dates, but UFC President Dana White was reportedly unwilling to rearrange existing fight cards.
McGregor retired — via a tweet — on June 6.
Speculation on his match against Poirier suggests McGregor is preparing to fight boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Poirier and Pacquiao are both lefties, and Poirier is noted for his boxing skills.