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The long-awaited trilogy of a duel between outstanding lightweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is in development later this summer. This was announced on Tuesday by Georgian journalist Giorgi Kokiashvili, a leading MMA reporter for Adjarasport TV, the official partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Georgia.
“I don’t want to alarm you, but per Adjarasport TV and my sources, Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is being targeted for July 10th,” Kokiashvili posted on his Twitter account.
🚨🚨🚨— Giorgi Kokiashvili 🇬🇪 (@iHeartGeorgius1) March 23, 2021
I don't want to alarm you, but per @adjarasportTV and my sources, Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is being targeted for July 10th ! ⚔#UFC #UFC264 #DustinPoirier #ConorMcGregor #PoirierMcGregor3 #adjarasport #adjarasporttv #ufconadjarasport https://t.co/Qlt97TEksc pic.twitter.com/ruwGubpFAl
After a year hiatus, former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon to face Dustin Poirier for the second time. During the rematch, the roles seemingly reversed as Poirier knocked out the Irishman early in the second round.
Now the two 155-pound fighters can finally settle the score in a third and decisive bout.
Rumors of a rubber match between McGregor and Poirier have begun to rumble over the past few weeks when The Diamond himself said he expects to fight McGregor again in June or July.
“June, July. My wife’s birthday is coming up, we’re going to go somewhere for a couple of days. If I get the call and it’s time to go to work, I will lock myself in training camp. 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.”
After that, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported the lightweight scrap was being possibly slated for July.
“There was once a hope McGregor-Poirier 3 fight would get done for May 15 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,” the Canadian journalist posted.
A report from Adjarasport TV seems to confirm these rumors.