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Conor McGregor offered UFC return against Dustin Poirier by Dana White with American accepting rematch

CONOR McGREGOR has been offered a UFC return against Dustin Poirier by Dana White.

And American star Poirier was quick to accept when news of the potential clash emerged.

Yesterday, McGregor challenged Poirier, 31, to a charity fight in Dublin that was "nothing to do with the UFC".

Poirier immediately accepted and now UFC chief White reveals he offered the pair a fight under his banner too.

The news comes just days after McGregor sensationally claimed he was set to box Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East.

And in an interview with Barstool Sports, White also poured scorn on that.

Asked if he had spoken to the Irishman after McGregor accused him of "breaking the code", White said: "Connor and I have not talked outside the public stuff.

"The Saudis went after Connor and said it's a lie that the [Pacquiao] fight is happening and 'you better take it down in the next 15 minutes or we are going to sue you'.

"And he took it down. You don't see the poster anymore about him and Pacquiao that he had posted.

"Then he called out Poirier for a fight in Dublin for charity so we offered them both a fight.

"We offered Connor and Dustin a fight and we are waiting to hear back from both of them."

Poirier had already replied to McGregor's charity fight proposal and he also tweeted "I accept" after news of White's offer emerged.

After McGregor's beef with White went public. he tweeted: "Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook. I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East."

"It will be a true honour to have faced two of the greatest boxers of the modern era, afraid of a fight."

It is not clear exactly where McGregor, 32, and Filipino superstar Pacquiao, 41, would have their supposed fight - or if the Irishman was 100 per cent genuine in what he was saying.

Pacquiao, an eight-weight world champion widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters ever, most recently fought in July last year when he beat Keith Thurman in a WBA super world welterweight title defence.

He has not yet responded to McGregor's post.

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