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UFC Announces Poirier vs. McGregor III, Thus Ending “Cancellation” Talk – MMA Root

The UFC has officially announced Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 for UFC 264, thus ending speculation about whether or not the fight will take place.

For over a week now, a trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor has been known to take place at UFC 264. That was until all hell broke loose on Twitter over the weekend.

Dustin Poirier accused McGregor of breaching his agreement to donate $ 500,000 to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation. The Irishman did not take this accusation very well and, after giving his version of the story, declared that the trilogy fight was over. The next day, he even launched an open challenge to score the cancellation.

Now we know this was all for show or McGregor signed the contract after doing the challenge, because the UFC announced Wednesday morning that the fight is completely over.

The resurrected animosity between Poirier and McGregor appears to be very real, but the timing of the UFC announcement is curious, given its proximity to the public feud between the two. Regardless, fans eagerly awaiting the trilogy can rest easy knowing the fight is ready to begin, and all the fighters who were eager accepting McGregor in his open challenge can now continue as before.

Now that Poirier vs. McGregor III is official, the current lineup for the PPV is as follows:

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye

Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

Now that the trilogy is ready, what is your official prediction? Does Conor McGregor have the last word or Dustin Poirier?

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