The highly anticipated trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is reportedly going to be taking place in the summer. Giorgi Kokiashvili, lead MMA reporter forÂ Adjarasport TV, stated that the fight is close to being signed for July.
‘I don’t want to alarm you, but per Adjarasport TV and my sources, Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is being targeted for July 10th.’ This is what Kokiashvili recently posted on his Twitter account.
This would make the McGregor v Poirier 3 the main event for UFC 264. It was originally believed that the fight would be taking place in May, however the negotiations could not be finalised. This was originally reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 – UFC 264
‘There was once a hope McGregor-Poirier 3 fight would get done for May 15″ Helwani posted to social media. “But it’s taken longer than hoped/expected so they moved on from that a while ago, sources say. Won’t happen on June 12 (Figueiredo-Moreno on that card), so latest hope is the July 10 card. We’ll see,’
Dustin Poirier himself believed that the fight would likely happen in mid summer. ‘June, July. My wife’s birthday is coming up, we’re going to go somewhere for a couple of days” Poirier said on the Joe Rogan podcast.
“If I get the call and it’s time to go to work, I will lock myself in training camp” Poirier noted. “But, I’m still not right now ready to go back to Florida a month removed from the last fight and lockdown for another ten weeks or whatever it is.’
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