Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will battle for a third time at UFC 264 on July 10, the association has affirmed.
A half year in the wake of turning into the primary man to at any point thump ‘The Notorious’ out in his MMA vocation, Poirier has the chance to demonstrate he is one of the absolute best lightweights ever.
For McGregor, the third quarrel is over retribution after his rebound to the Octagon was destroyed with exquisite brutality as Poirier hacked down his lead leg, wrestled him against the enclosure and afterward displayed his boxing capacity.
Taking to Twitter, the Irishman expressed: “The battle is reserved! July tenth you’re going to perceive what is the issue here.
“Change and totally f****** annihilate!”
McGregor, who has a 22-5 record, will be looking for his first success since January 2020, while Poirier (27-6) is unbeaten since his 2019 loss by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The set of three battle will occur at UFC 264, which UFC president Dana White supposedly needs to hold in Las Vegas.
White himself conceded Poirier had turned down a title freedom to take a third battle with McGregor, with Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler rather battling for the empty title at UFC 262 in May.
There is each chance the champ of those headliners could confront one another, with the main man to hold the 155lbs title since Khabib Nurmagomedov prone to confront either McGregor or Poirier.
It is required to be a gigantic end of the week for avid supporters, with July 11 the planned date for the Euro 2020 last at Wembley.
Nonetheless, there will be no interruptions for Poirier heading into the battle, in the wake of revealing to Joe Rogan he doesn’t accept he currently has the beating of the Irishman in the wake of correcting the wrongs of their first battle in 2014.
“It’s battling, man,” he said. “I don’t think you at any point truly have [someone’s number].
“He’ll cause changes and it’ll to be a totally unique battle.
“Like the first and the second was unique, the third one will be diverse also.
“I will make changes also.
“I must change things up, keep things new and keep him speculating.”