The UFC has confirmed that the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will take place on July 10.
UFC 264 will play host to the decisive showdown, as the UFC returns to Las Vegas’ T Mobile Arena.
The announcement obviously contradicts McGregor’s social media claims that the bout would no longer take place, following a public feud between him and Poirier over a charity donation.
In the build up to their match at UFC 257, McGregor had promised a $500,000 donation to Poirier’s ‘The Good Fight’ foundation. However, ‘The Diamond’ recently revealed that the money never materialised.
What followed was a heated back and forth between both camps, which resulted in the Irishman telling his opponent that their upcoming meeting would no longer happen.
100% never a debt. You offered, we accepted, and like I said your Team never responded to our emails regarding the process of where funds would be put to work! July 10th you will taste defeat yet Again https://t.co/k3Cu9DG1Me— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 12, 2021
You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021
Bad blood heading into the trilogy?
Whatever the situation, the UFC has gone ahead and made the official announcement just days after the feud.
Given the revelations, we could see a much more heated build-up to the fight, especially after the surprisingly respectful one that played out last time.
In hindsight, the renewed beef between both men can only be good news for the promotion in terms of ticket and PPV sales.
Roll on July 10.
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