Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will struggle for a 3rd time at UFC 264 on July 10, the organisation has confirmed.
Six months after turning into the primary man to ever knock ‘The Infamous’ out in his MMA profession, Poirier has the chance to show he is without doubt one of the best lightweights of all time.
For McGregor, the third struggle is about vengeance after his comeback to the Octagon was wrecked with elegant violence as Poirier chopped down his lead leg, wrestled him in opposition to the cage after which showcased his boxing capacity.
Taking to Twitter, the Irishman wrote: “The struggle is booked! July 10th you’re gonna see what the Mac is about.
“Modify and completely f****** destroy!”
McGregor, who has a 22-5 document, can be trying to find his first win since January 2020, whereas Poirier (27-6) is unbeaten since his 2019 defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The trilogy struggle will happen at UFC 264, which UFC president Dana White reportedly desires to carry in Las Vegas.
McGregor didn’t have a solution for a takedown within the first minute, a examine right-hook from Poirier or the brutal leg kicksWhite himself admitted Poirier had turned down a title alternative to take a 3rd struggle with McGregor, with Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler as an alternative preventing for the vacant title at UFC 262 in Could.
There’s each risk the winner of these important occasions might face one another, with the primary man to carry the 155lbs title since Khabib Nurmagomedov more likely to face both McGregor or Poirier.
It’s anticipated to be a large weekend for sports activities followers, with July 11 the scheduled date for the Euro 2020 last at Wembley.
Nevertheless, there can be no distractions for Poirier heading into the struggle, after telling Joe Rogan he doesn’t imagine he now has the beating of the Irishman after righting the wrongs of their first struggle in 2014.
McGregor nonetheless has great star energy on the earth of fight sports activities, however his starvation has been questioned”It’s preventing, man,” he stated. “I don’t suppose you ever actually have [someone’s number].
“He’ll make changes and it’ll be a totally totally different struggle.
“Like the primary one and the second was totally different, the third one goes to be totally different as properly.
“I’m going to make changes as properly.
“I’ve acquired to modify it up, hold issues recent and hold him guessing.”