Dana White reveals conversations to get McGregor vs Poirier back on

UFC president Dana White has revealed what it took to get the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 talks back on track.

Ever since their meeting back in January, the expectation has been that McGregor and Poirier would complete their trilogy later on in 2021. The date of July 10 was proposed but less than two weeks ago, it appeared as if that plan had fallen apart.

Dana spills the tea

This was because the two men became engaged in a social media spat regarding a charity donation. McGregor had promised Poirier he’d donate $500,000 to The Good Fight Foundation and, when the payment didn’t come through, ‘The Diamond’ let the world know about it.

Conor went on to say the fight was off but just days later, the UFC announced it would indeed be going down in Las Vegas this summer.

During an interview with TSN, Dana White confirmed that the issues between the two fighters were legitimate – and that they had to battle hard to get the fight signed.

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“There was a lot of chances that was gonna fall apart,” he said. “I saw some conspiracy theorists thinking that that was to help promote the fight. 

“Absolutely none of that was done to help promote the fight. I can assure you of that. But we got it done.”

Dana was then asked which of the two men needed convincing after the argument.

“Both guys,” he said.

“We had to go back and forth. Listen, man, we’ve been doing this for 20 years. This is what we do. We get it done.”

The expectation is that the winner will go on to fight the victor of Chandler vs Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title towards the end of the year. Either way, though, it sounds like we should all be grateful we’re even getting the third fight in the first place.

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