The never-ending saga of Connor McGregor’s next fight continued on Thursday, as the Irish MMA star announced, via twitter, that he had accepted a fight with Dustin Poirier, under the condition that it be in the year 2020.
This is interesting for many reasons, but the main one is that he recently announced his next fight would be a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao
Connor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Last week, McGregor had said that he and Poirier were in discussions about a potential charity fight between the two, which apparently got things into motion between the fighters and the UFC.
These two have met in the octagon before, but were both in a much different place in their careers. In 2014, at UFC 178, McGregor defeated Poirier via TKO thanks to a left elbow that caught Poirier behind the ear and sent him to the canvas.
Since then, McGregor has gone on to become the biggest name in the sport, amassing a cult following and taking place in super fights across the globe.
Poirier has not achieved the same commercial success, but has had a great career in the UFC. Since his loss to McGregor, Poirier is 10-2 and is the former interim lightweight champion.
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Connor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Odds
Because the fight has not been officially announced, no legal American sportsbooks are offering odds. But in the UK, oddsmakers at Skybet have priced up the fight.
As of Friday, McGregor is a -200 favorite against Poirier, with Poirier currently sitting at +150. McGregor is certainly the favorite, but not by the margin some may have expected. Those odds imply a 66.7% chance McGregor wins and a 40% shot Poirier pulls off the upset.