10:00 AM PT -- Poirier responded to McGregor -- "We'll get it worked out! Good man, We will use the donation to open a Boxing/MMA Academy on the side of town me and [Daniel Cormier] grew up were the tuition for the kids will be good grades."
Conor McGregor says he's "accepted" a UFC offer to fight Dustin Poirier -- and now it's all about finalizing a date.
The Irishman tweeted out to Poirier Thursday -- saying, "Hello Dustin! I accepted the @UFC offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020."
"I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation."
Our UFC sources tell us Conor was, in fact, offered the fight -- but it would be scheduled for January.
Obviously, Conor has made it clear he doesn't want to wait that long and he's trying to convince the UFC to fast-track it.
Look, the good news is there seems to be progress -- hopefully, everyone can come to an agreement soon.
Conor has been at the center of a LOT of drama lately -- from an alleged attempted sexual assault in Corsica (which he denies) to beefing with UFC boss Dana White.
McGregor also shaved off his trademark beard recently and has been training like a maniac.
Conor and Dustin have fought before -- they clashed at UFC 178 back in 2014 with McGregor getting the victory with a 1st-round knockout.
Poirier has long wanted a shot at redemption -- and now he could finally get that chance.
Originally Published -- 9:34 AM PT