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In June, McGregor announced his retirement from the sport with a record of 22-4 and at the age of 32.
The Irish southpaw’s last fight was in January when he needed just 40 seconds to defeat Donald Cerrone while Poirier has not competed since winning by unanimous decision against Dan Hooker in July.
The contracts have not been signed by either fighter but UFC president Dana White believes the deal will be done soon.
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“We’ve offered the fight and we got him his own date,” White told BT Sport.
“That date didn’t exist. We worked with ESPN, we got him his own date.
“And we’ve offered them the fight. I know contracts haven’t been signed yet.”
Meanwhile, White has insisted the fight between the two men will take place at 155 pounds.
“It’s 155 pounds,” White said told BT Sport.
“I’m not putting on a frigging multimillion-dollar fight at a Catchweight that means nothing. It means nothing at 170.
“Neither one of those two are ranked at 170 pounds, and it doesn’t do anything in the 155-pound division if either one of them win. Because they’re fighting at 170. It literally makes no sense.
“There are plenty of organizations that put on fights that make no sense.
“You can go watch those fights any weekend. It’s not what we do here.”