McGregor accepts UFC bout, asks 'friend' Jerry Jones to host it at Cowboys' stadium

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By RADIO.COM

Conor McGregor wants to bring the octagon to one of the gridiron's biggest stages.

The legendary MMA fighter took to social media to announce that he's accepted a UFC bout with Dustin Poirier in January -- and angled for it to be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The fight would be held on Jan. 23, McGregor said, and his hope is to see it staged in "Cowboy stadium."

Team owner Jerry Jones is a "friend," the champ explained. Jones hosted McGregor for a Cowboys game back in October 2018.

"I accept, Jan 23rd is on!" McGregor said in a tweet. "My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style! Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans! Then Manny."

McGregor closed by confirming a boxing match with the legendary Manny Pacquiao, which was reported in recent weeks, would come after his fight with Poirier in the octagon.

The Notorious MMA, as he calls himself on Twitter, has said previously that he views a bout with the lefty-swinging Poirier as an ideal exercise leading up to a bout with the southpaw Pacquiao.

McGregor is 0-1 in his boxing career, having lost to the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a 2017 money-making exhibition in his only professional bout in the squared circle.

Poirier responded to McGregor on Wednesday night, suggesting he would welcome the stadium as a venue.

"Close to home for me on my birthday weekend!" Poirier said. "What weight?"

However, there wasn't yet a formal agreement on a fight, ESPN reported.

McGregor last fought in January, when he took care of Donald Cerrone in a mere 40 seconds and appeared to announce his retirement for the third time in his career this summer amid stalled negotiations with UFC, though few took it seriously.

True to his word, McGregor expressed interesting in holding a fight in Texas during their 2018 meetup.