Paul Rouget: printed on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 1:48 p.m.
The third act of the Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier trilogy is set to happen in July. Without belt in play.
Easy winner of Dustin Poirier in 2014, Conor McGregor suffered the primary knockout of his profession, within the second spherical, throughout the revenge in opposition to the American final January in Abu Dhabi. First talked about for May, the third act of the trilogy between the 2 males ought to lastly happen in July. According to Adjarasport TV, official accomplice of the UFC in Georgia, this struggle should certainly happen on July 10, in a location but to be outlined.
After this convincing success in opposition to a McGregor on the return who had not fought for greater than a 12 months, we reasonably imagined Poirier combating for the UFC light-weight champion’s belt, now formally vacant because the official retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat each males and cleared the class earlier than hanging up with an ideal report of 29 wins to no loss in MMA.
With what motivation?
But reasonably than combating for the title, the Lousianais prefers to take shelter financially and play a brand new very profitable struggle in opposition to McGregor, which systematically drains tens of millions of followers on pay-per-view. It stays to be seen in what type the Irishman will probably be, and what his motivation will probably be. While he solely had a number of euros in his pocket when he began his profession, the previous UFC featherweight and light-weight champion, is now a multimillionaire, because of MMA, but in addition to his boxing struggle in opposition to Floyd Mayweather and the success of his whiskey model.
Assures him that he is all the time hungry, and that he is able to silence his detractors to return to the highest of his sport. But he was already saying he was within the form of his life earlier than going through Poirier … A defeat in this third struggle in opposition to the American, a number of days earlier than his thirty third birthday, might precipitate the top of his profession. The UFC light-weight champion’s belt will probably be awarded throughout the struggle between Brazilian Charles Oliveira and American Michael Chandler on May 15.