UFC president Dana White has acknowledged for a lot of weeks that the conception is to ebook the rubber match between Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) and McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) subsequent. Saturday, he equipped additional well-known points, together with a timeline, intention and capacity venue for the marquee lightweight matchup.
Essentially based fully on White, the combat is targeted to transfer down at UFC 264, which is tentatively slated to favor issue July 10 at T-Mobile Enviornment in Las Vegas.
“That’s the conception,” White informed journalists, together with MMA Junkie, at the UFC 260 post-combat press convention. “I am hoping so (that it’s Poirier vs. McGregor 3). We all hope so.”
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) March 28, 2021
Poirier, who chose to pursue another conflict with McGregor in issue of combat for the vacant lightweight title within the aftermath of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement, appears to be fully on board with the aptitude date. No longer much less than primarily based on his post on social media, which included the date with an emoji of a diamond – his nickname – however no other information (by strategy of Twitter):
July 10th 💎
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) March 28, 2021
After McGregor scored a first-round knockout of Poirier in their preliminary assembly at UFC 178 in September 2014, “The Diamond” earned his revenge within the rematch when he TKO’d McGregor at UFC 257 in January.
Nothing is reliable at this point, however things seem like transferring within the lawful route for the definitive conflict within the series to be finalized for the UFC’s July pay-per-glimpse that’s routinely certainly one of the promotion’s biggest occasions of every calendar year.