Conor McGregor offers to step in against Dustin Poirier for UFC Fight Night 76 main event in Dublin

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC’s return to Dublin this weekend has been irrevocably damaged by the loss of both the main event and the originally scheduled co-main event, leaving it with what will be their weakest main event in years between Paddy Holohan and Louis Smolka.

If he had his way, though, Conor McGregor would be stepping in on Saturday night to save the event.

The UFC’s Interim Featherweight Champion ripped Joseph Duffy for his removal due to a concussion, and offered to step in against Dustin Poirier to give fans in Dublin a more legitimate main event.

It’s almost assuredly not going to happen, as McGregor is scheduled in the main event for what the UFC hopes will be their biggest card of the year at UFC 194.

Penick’s Analysis: Of course McGregor offered his services. It’s not the first time he’s done so, and if the Aldo fight wasn’t on the docket I’m sure the UFC might have given some serious thought to it. I’m sure Poirier would be more up for that rematch if it was offered, even on a few day’s notice, but it’s just not going to be put together. The card, unfortunately for those in Dublin this weekend, isn’t big enough to garner some type of major save move from the UFC.

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