Dustin Poirier has formally signed the contract for his highly-awaited trilogy struggle in opposition to Conor McGregor. Based on a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, The Diamond has made his finish of the deal official, whereas McGregor was all the time on board.
Taking to Twitter, Helwani reported that Dustin Poirier would certainly step into the Octagon on July tenth for his third struggle in opposition to 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 in opposition to The Infamous One.
Here is what Ariel Helwani wrote on Twitter:
Following Dustin Poirier’s win at UFC 257, talks of a right away third struggle between the previous interim UFC light-weight champion and McGregor flooded the web.
Whereas The Diamond was in prime place to problem for the vacant UFC light-weight title, Dustin Poirier selected to struggle his arch-rival McGregor for the third time as a substitute.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor would be the spotlight struggle of the UFC this summer season
The UFC already has two massive pay-per-views lined up within the type of UFC 261 and UFC 262. The upcoming UFC 261 pay-per-view will function the likes of Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, Valentina Shevchenko and Zhang Weili.
In the meantime, UFC 262 will function the likes of Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler, the returning Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. Nonetheless, it’s seemingly that McGregor vs. Poirier 3 will steal the present this summer season for the UFC and may have large implications for the remainder of the UFC light-weight division.
With Chandler and Oliveira set to struggle 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 change into a double champion within the UFC and will goal to win the UFC light-weight title by the top 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.