Conor McGregor might be stepping back inside the cage, but don't get too excited about a UFC return.
McGregor and lightweight star Dustin Poirier appeared to reach a preliminary agreement on a December fight, with the proceeds going toward The Good Fight Foundation, a charity started by Poirier and his wife, Jolie.
Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA
@DustinPoirier Hey bro! You want to do an MMA charity fight? Zero to do with the ufc. I will donate half a mill towards your charity for it. Sell it on ppv or work a tv deal and we work out other charities that are close to my heart also. I am engaged in many. Strictly a charity “exhibition”
McGregor vs. Poirier is presumably a matchup the promotion would want to have headline one of its pay-per-views. The former is arguably the top star in the company, and the latter is the No. 2 challenger in the lightweight division.
The two crossed paths at UFC 178 in September 2014, with McGregor earning a first-round TKO victory.