Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is close to fighting former interim champion Dustin Poirier in a trilogy this July at UFC 264.
The news was first revealed by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 is close to being finalized for UFC 264 on July 10, according to multiple sources.
It is not signed or fully agreed to yet, but all three parties seem optimistic at this time that it could be finalized as soon as this week, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 29, 2021
“Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 is close to being finalized for UFC 264 on July 10, according to multiple sources. It is not signed or fully agreed to yet, but all three parties seem optimistic at this time that it could be finalized as soon as this week, sources say,” Ariel Helwani tweeted.
Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round to avenge his loss to the Irishmen from their first fight which took place back in 2014 at UFC 178. Back then, McGregor had knocked out Poirier in the first round.
Poirier executed his game plan perfectly and invested in low calf kicks early in the fight and also managed to score a takedown early in the fight. While he also ate a couple of hard shots from McGregor early on, he ultimately the calf kicks caught up to the Irishmen and he got knocked out for the first time in his professional MMA career.
UFC president Dana White hasn’t said much about the venue yet, but it’s highly likely that the fight will be heading to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will be open to fans as per ESPN.
How will Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 go?
Last month in an appearance on Joe Rogan Podcast, Dustin Poirier said that the Irishmen was going to make adjustments and the fight will be completely different than the one that took place at UFC 257.
“It’s fighting man, I don’t think you ever really (have someone’s number). He’ll make adjustments. It’ll be a completely different fight,” Dustin Poirier said to Joe Rogan on his podcast. “Like the first one and the second one were different, the third one is going to be different as well. I’m going to make adjustments as well. I’m going to switch it up, keep things fresh and keep him guessing.”
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