According to several sources talking to MMA Fight, both McGregor and Fourier have reached an agreement to book a lightweight fight for the upcoming UFC 257 card on January 23, which is expected to take place in Las Vegas.
While the fight has been going on for weeks, negotiations are still underway to reach an agreement with the athletes. Late Monday night, all parties seem to have agreed.
However, according to sources, McGregor would still like to return earlier, and he seems to be pushing for December 12, now that Nunes vs Anderson has been dropped for the main event at UFC 256.
After announcing his retirement earlier this year, McGregor began to mark his return, while expressing frustration that the UFC had not kept itself busy quickly. Donald “Cowboy” Serron In January.
It eventually called for a charity “sparring” match against the Fries in McGregor Ireland, and then the UFC got involved with an idea to book the actual fight.
Both fighters were on board immediately, but until this week McGregor and Fourier continued negotiations with the UFC.
This will not only give the Fries another chance to earn another shot at UFC Gold, but also a chance to avenge the pre-McGregor loss since 2014. That night, while both fighters were competing in the featherweight, McGregor finished the first round at just 1:46 p.m.
After more than six years of developing himself into one of the best lightweights in the sport, Fourier is also seeking a series with McGregor. Boryer has won his last six fights 5-1 Justin Keith, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway And Don Hooker.
The fight between McGregor and Fourier is the title of the UFC pay-per-view card in January, with additional matches expected to be added in the coming weeks.