Conor McGregor is motivated and hungry for revenge, as the former two-division champion announced Saturday that he has wrapped up his portion of negotiations to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10.
Both sides agreed in advance on the fight and the date, so it was just a matter of signing contracts. MMA Fighting previously confirmed that Poirier signed the deal on Friday.
“The fight is appointed!” – wrote McGregor on Instagram. “On July 10th, you’ll see what a Mac is. Adjust and absolutely, damn it, destroy! “
McGregor announced that the fight was concluded just 24 hours after Poirier signed the long-awaited trilogy.
The last time the lightweights met was in January, when Poirier was the first fighter in history to finish off McGregor with punches. The former interim lightweight champion was able to land a series of nasty kicks to the calf throughout the fight, leaving McGregor with an injured leg before the knockout hit in the second round.
Now McGregor is determined to take revenge and has requested this third fight, similar to his previous rivalry with Nate Diaz, where the Irish superstar lost the first meeting but then returned with a rematch victory five months later.
McGregor defeated Poirier in 2014 when they first met at featherweight in the UFC.
Now, this third fight will be for all balls as McGregor and Poirier face off on July 10 in another major event that will likely be one of the biggest UFC cards of the year.
July 10, 25 minutes locked
– Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 3, 2021
There is currently no room for the July 10 card, although UFC President Dana White said he would like to host the event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas if the crowd can attend again.