On Saturday, millions of UFC fans around the world will tune in to watch MMA star Conor McGregor take on Dustin Poirier in a rematch at the Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island. But we don’t have to wait until then to catch a glimpse of the fighters in the same room. The rivals will be on the stage during the UFC 257 press conference in no more than a few hours’ time, alongside Dana White, the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and fighters Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler who will be battling it out on the card. Here’s how to tune in.
How to watch the UFC 257 press conference
The UFC 257 press conference will kick off at 12:00 PM ET/9 AM PST on Thursday, January 21 (today!) and will be broadcast to the world on the UFC’s official YouTube channel. To make life easier, we’ve embedded the livestream above so you can watch the UFC 257 press conference right here. Fair warning, though: Be careful drinking and watching around electronics — Conor McGregor is the life and soul of these conferences and one humorous quip could result in a computer soaked in coffee, soda, or something a bit stronger. You have been warned.
If it’s the actual fight you’re after, you’ll need to wait until Saturday, January 23 for that. We can’t contain our excitement, either. Fortunately, we’ve put together an extensive guide that’ll walk you through exactly how to watch UFC 257. In fact, it’s probably good you’re reading this now. By signing up today, you can save $40 on the UFC 257 PPV — something you’re going to want to do considering ESPN+ is the exclusive broadcaster of event. Don’t even think about trying to tune in illegally, either: Dana White has a surprise in store for those who do.
Looking for something to watch in the meantime? ESPN+ has the entire UFC 178 event in its archive, so what better way than to prepare for the rematch by rewatching UFC 178 today. The bout is being offered for free to all ESPN+ subscribers. If you aren’t an existing subscriber, a month’s access will set you back $6 or you can sign up for the entire year for $60. The service is also available as part of the Disney Bundle, which offers access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu for $13 per month. However you choose to subscribe, EPSN+ is a must for UFC fans.
What you need to know about UFC 257
UFC 257 marks the return of Conor McGregor to UFC as he takes on Dustin Poirier, an opponent he previously defeated in a first-round knockout at UFC 178 in 2014, at the Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island, with Dana White confirming that whoever wins the match will be in prime place to take a shot at the lightweight title, which will soon be up for grabs in the wake of champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent retirement. If MccGregor wins this, it’s safe to say that the revered fighter will be out of retirement and stepping into the octagon for a couple more events.
Buckle in, folks. This is going to be a good one.
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