Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have both officially signed their contracts for their trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10.
After McGregor and Poirier had a back-and-forth on social media, the Irishman said the fight was off and he was looking to face someone else on July 10. However, on Wednesday morning, McGregor signed his bout agreement and the UFC announced the trilogy would take place in front of a full capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shortly after signing the bout agreement, McGregor issued a short statement about the fight and is eager for the bout.
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
“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,” McGregor said.
In the lead-up to the fight, Conor McGregor has promised to make the right changes in the trilogy fight. He has said he will check the calf kicks and has predicted a fourth-round KO over Poirier to win the trilogy.
Before the loss to Poirier, McGregor made his return to the Octagon and scored a 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone at welterweight at UFC 246. It marked his return to the sport after he was submitted in the fourth-round by Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. It was a chance for the Irishman to reclaim his lightweight title but he was dominated by the Russian in their fight.
Dustin Poirier, meanwhile, is coming off the TKO win over McGregor and turned down the vacant lightweight title fight for the trilogy bout with the Irishman. Before the massive win, he earned a decision win over Dan Hooker in a hard-fought battle which got him back in the win column after he was submitted by Nurmagomedov for the title. He’s also the former interim ligthweight champion.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime