Six months after Dustin Poirier’s knockout victory over Conor McGregor, the pair might find yourself within the cage on July 10 for UFC 264, Dana White confirmed on Saturday.
If it had taken greater than six years to see Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier face off once more, the third fight between the 2 might come a lot quicker.
On the sidelines of UFC 260 and the spectacular victory of Francis Ngannou, Dana White has confirmed that their third matchup might headlining UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas. “I hope so, this is our plan, we all hope so”, smiled the UFC boss at a press conference.
On January 24 in Abu Dhabi, Poirier took revenge on McGregor with impressive second round knockout, the primary suffered by “The Notorious” in his MMA profession. The fight turned out to be very profitable for the UFC with 1.6 million “pay-per-views” bought, the third biggest total in history.
A third battle with out a belt in play
Sunday, Dustin Poirier visibly confirmed this trilogy with McGregor, tweeting “July 10”, accompanied by a diamond, his nickname within the octagon.
But the 2 males will not be preventing for the light-weight belt. This will likely be in play two months earlier, at UFC 262 in Houston, with a fight between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira.
Number 1 within the class since his victory over McGregor, Poirier most well-liked a new profitable fight with the Irishman somewhat than a title fight. A choice … hailed by Dana White.
“This boy has labored laborious his entire life to be in a place like that, that is the fight you need to take. We’ve been in comparable conditions earlier than with fighters who made the error of to not take this fight, it was the most important mistake of their life “, had confided the boss of the UFC Thursday.
Defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, during his last fight, American Justin Gaethje might function a alternative within the third McGregor-Poirier fight if one thing goes fallacious for one of many two males.