It was announced that the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy will officially take place on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC President Dana White broke the news on social media Wednesday afternoon, where he confirmed that the venue will be 100% full, meaning 20,000 fans will be able to attend.
BREAKING: Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor III is official for #UFC264.
📍T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/vlgjgnVjP5
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) April 14, 2021
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 at #UFC264 in Las Vegas!!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 14, 2021
The news comes just 24 hours after McGregor claimed that his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier was cut off.
The former lightweight champion posted a furious tweet stating that he will face another at UFC 264 but, of course, those allegations were clearly untrue after White announced that the fight would actually take place.
He tweeted: “You’re bloody upland. Why are you wincing with your ears?
“You’re a hilly fucking villain. 500k with no plan in place. Hold your grip tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fighting has begun. I’ll fight someone else on the 10 Good luck on your old boy contract. ”
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 12, 2021
Earlier this week, Dustin accused Poirier of McGregor of not fulfilling his pledge to donate $ 500,000 to American charity The Good Fight Foundation.
‘The Diamond’ publicly revealed his opponent on Twitter for non-payment, meanwhile McGregor quickly reacted furiously to Poirier, exploiting the fact that they would have a third battle as part of the reason behind his thinking.
The former two-time UFC champion also responded by saying he would not give because he was not told how the money was used.
A donation, not a debt. We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came. I do with all my donations. Know where it’s going dot for dot. Otherwise it goes walking. As is the case with a lot of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt shows I was right.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021
Who will top it in July? Looks like things will be anything but friendly this time when the couple meets in Las Vegas.