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Conor McGregor offers to save UFC ‘Dublin,’ give ‘peanut’ Poirier ‘another crack at the king’

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Conor McGregor offers to save UFC Dublin, give peanut Poirier another crack at the king

You can’t say Conor McGregor isn’t a company man.

Not long after news broke that UFC Fight Night 76 headliner Joe Duffy was forced out of his fight against Dustin Poirier this weekend (Sat. Oct. 24, 2015) in Dublin, Ireland, “Notorious” took to Twitter to try and help out his employers … and his loyal hometown fans.

His offer:

I will give peanut another crack at the King no sweat. I’ll take the gate. It’s my gate anyway. A cool 7. Cash. See you at the weigh ins.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 21, 2015

While the gesture is likely greatly appreciated, it would not make much business sense, considering the interim Featherweight champion has a monster match waiting for him against division kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on Dec. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor already defeated “Diamond” in less than 90 seconds at UFC 178 in Sept. 2014, too.

Indeed, even if it is on his own backyard, it would be a tremendous risk considering how the original showdown between Aldo and McGregor never came to fruition.

For now, the headlining duties will go one of McGregor’s teammates, Paddy Holohan, as his bout against Louis ….View original article

Source:: mma mania