Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier look set to face one another within the octagon for the third time later this yr with The Diamond showing to verify the date.
‘The Infamous’ was knocked out for the primary time in his MMA profession in January on Battle Island as Poirier chopped the Irishman’s lead leg away and pounced on his stricken opponent.
McGregor instantly blamed inactivity for his defeat, though credited ‘The Diamond’ for executing such a well-choreographed recreation plan, earlier than insisting he wished a 3rd battle.
Preliminary reviews prompt that Could 10 was a doable date, however that was rapidly denied.
Reviews had emerged over the past week suggesting that the battle may very well be fastened for July 10, and Poirier appeared to verify this was the money.
He tweeted simply that… July 10 and nothing else.
There may be but to be some other official affirmation from the UFC or McGregor, however it’s trying more and more doubtless that the 2 will conflict for a 3rd time.
Talking to Joe Rogan beforehand, Poirier admitted he would like to do the rematch as soon as once more in both June or July. Nevertheless, identical to the primary battle at UFC 178, the Louisiana-native admitted the third can be utterly totally different from the second.
“If I get the decision and it’s time to go to work, I’ll lock myself in coaching camp,” he stated.
“It’s combating man, I don’t assume you ever actually (have somebody’s quantity). He’ll make changes. It’ll be a totally totally different battle.
“Like the primary one and the second had been totally different, the third one goes to be totally different as properly. I’m going to make changes as properly. I’m going to change it up, maintain issues recent and maintain him guessing.”