When is McGregor's next fight? Latest date and opponent rumours as Khabib fights

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Conor McGregor is set to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January at 155lbs and if he wins it could set up a rematch with arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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.

When is McGregor's next fight? Latest date and opponent rumours as Khabib fights

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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.”

Dustin Poirier was beaten by Conor McGregor when the two fought at featherwight at UFC 178 but a rematch at lightweight could have a different result

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.”

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