After McGregor posted a tweet that the fight is off and that he will fight a different opponent, many fans were confused whether the fight was gonna really happen. It turns out that the fight will go on as the UFC and Dana White officially announced that the fight will happen on Vegas.
Vegas is OPEN!!! Poirier vs McGregor July 10th. tix on sale this week pic.twitter.com/F2VZ0APzrw
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 14, 2021
It is finally great to see that Vegas is BACK! and at 100% full capacity and who better to headline than McGregor. Vegas is the fight capital of the world and it feels like it has been ages since they had a full card.
The fight had a lot of confusion coming to the fight, due to the charity issue where both parties had a back and forth with regards to the promised donation. As of the moment, Poirier wants to set aside the issue and is focused on the fight for July 10 rather than bash McGregor publicly.
Poirier also apologized for his behavior for going on public and ruining McGregor’s name instead of telling privately regarding his future plans.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 14, 2021
For Conor McGregor, it is a big fight for him since he just suffered his first knockout loss where many thought that it was his least likely way to lose. McGregor thinks that the ring rust may have played a huge factor since his last fight against Donald Cerrone was 12 months prior and lasted less than a minute.
McGregor told Helwani that he will destroy Poirier in the trilogy.
Conor McGregor x Dustin Poirier 3 is official for July 10 at T-Mobile Arena. Full capacity, per Dana White.
McGregor told me moments ago:
“I signed my bout agreement this morning. I’m going to rip this game a new asshole July 10th. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 14, 2021
It is finally great to see the old Conor back where he trash talks his opponent. His trash talk game was one of the best in the business and was also one of the reasons why he became a mega-star. The bad blood will also sell the fight more and might potentially be the biggest PPV in UFC history. July 10 cannot come any faster.