Dustin Poirier has formally signed the contract for his highly-awaited trilogy combat towards Conor McGregor. According to a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, The Diamond has made his finish of the deal official, whereas McGregor was at all times on board.
Taking to Twitter, Helwani reported that Dustin Poirier would certainly step into the Octagon on July tenth for his third combat towards Conor McGregor. Poirier now has the chance to finish his rivalry with McGregor by beating him for the second time and going 2-1 up towards The Notorious One.
Here’s what Ariel Helwani wrote on Twitter:
Following Dustin Poirier’s win at UFC 257, talks of an instantaneous third combat between the previous interim UFC light-weight champion and McGregor flooded the web.
While The Diamond was in prime place to problem for the vacant UFC light-weight title, Dustin Poirier selected to combat his arch-rival McGregor for the third time as an alternative.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor would be the spotlight combat of the UFC this summer time
The UFC already has two large pay-per-views lined up within the type of UFC 261 and UFC 262. The upcoming UFC 261 pay-per-view will characteristic the likes of Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili.
Meanwhile, UFC 262 will characteristic the likes of Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler, the returning Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. However, it’s possible that McGregor vs. Poirier 3 will steal the present this summer time for the UFC and can have enormous implications for the remainder of the UFC light-weight division.
With Chandler and Oliveira set to combat for the vacant 155-lbs title, the winner of McGregor vs. Poirier 3 is prone to be the primary challenger for the brand new champion. Conor McGregor has indicated that he as soon as once more needs to turn into a double champion within the UFC and will purpose to win the UFC light-weight title by the tip of 2021.
Whereas Dustin Poirier, a former interim light-weight champion, will stay up for profitable the undisputed belt for the primary time in his profession.