Dustin Poirier signs blockbuster trilogy brawl deal with Conor McGregor, with the pair facing UFC 264 again in July following American’s stunning January win
- Dustin Poirier signed a deal to fight Conor McGregor in a trilogy fight
- The American ruined McGregor’s January comeback with a stunning victory
- The fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas on July 10 at UFC 264
Dustin Poirier has signed on to fight Conor McGregor for their highly anticipated trilogy fight, where the pair will clash again on July 10.
Poirier defeated McGregor in a stunning knockout win in January to start a third fight after the Irishman’s 2014 win.
Multiple sources report that the lightweight contenders will be the main attraction at UFC 264 and likely to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in the hope that fans will attend.
Dustin Poirier (left) has signed a deal for his blockbuster trilogy fight with Conor McGregor
The winner of the fight will receive a title shot against the victorious Michael Chandler’s clash with Charles Oliveira in May.
McGregor, meanwhile, has verbally agreed to the fight and has been training in Dubai for the past few weeks.
The deal is expected to be one of the most lucrative in UFC history, with Poirier turning down a possible title shot following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement to sign up for the fight against the Notorious.
Poirier delivered a stunning shock victory over the Irishman at UFC Fight Island in January
Talks of a blockbuster third fight between the pair have been underway since Poirier ruined McGregor’s latest comeback with a shocking KO win in January.
UFC President Dana White had previously revealed that he wanted Poirier-McGregor III to be a main summer fight, with the hope that they could have a large audience in the arena by then.
McGregor won his first fight with Poirier at £ 145 in 2014, but suffered a second round knockout during the rematch at £ 155 earlier this year.
The trilogy fight is expected to be a five-round main event at 155 pounds at UFC 264.
The pair will face off again in July in the hope that large crowds will be in attendance