Dustin Poirier ‘confirms’ date for McGregor trilogy fight

Dustin Poirier has seemingly confirmed that his trilogy fight against Conor McGregor will take place on July 10.

The two men squared off at UFC 257 in January with ‘The Diamond’ exacting his revenge over ‘The Notorious’ with a vicious TKO win. Ever since then, the expectation has been that the trilogy is right around the corner.

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UFC president Dana White spoke about the matter after UFC 260 this past weekend, suggesting that UFC 264 on July 10 – during International Fight Week – was being viewed as the target date for the bout.

Now, we’re even closer to an official announcement with Poirier posting the following tweet on Sunday.

“July 10th” he wrote.

Simple and to the point, which is how Dustin Poirier always seems to operate.

The UFC lightweight title isn’t going to be on the line with Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira battling for that honour at UFC 262. However, you’d have to think the winner of this contest will be next in line to fight either Chandler or Oliveira for the strap.

There’s no guarantee behind that, but when you consider the stakes involved and how big this PPV is going to be, we can’t see any other way around it.

Some have suggested Poirier is putting it all on the line here in the trilogy and to an extent, they’re right. Still, we don’t think he’s the one with the pressure on his shoulders.

Conor McGregor’s entire brand is built off of this unbelievable mystique he’s created over the course of his MMA career. After the loss in January, part of that allure seemed to fade in the eyes of the fans.

He needs to make a statement but the Irishman will have to dig deeper than he ever has before if he’s going to overcome Poirier.

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