It’s on! Conor McGregor has confirmed his rubber match with Dustin Poirier will go down on July 10th. Taking to Instagram on Saturday afternoon, McGregor stated: ‘Verified, the fight is booked’. We told you recently that the fight was targeted for July 10th and ‘The Diamond’ appeared to sign his side of the contract yesterday.
Conor McGregor took to Instagram and confirmed his side of the bout.
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We all knew that McGregor would sign his side of the deal at some point. Immediately after their second bout, which the Irishman lost via TKO in the second round, McGregor wanted to get the L back. The downfall of McGregor in their second fight was too heavy of a boxing approach. Poirier cleverly attacked the lower leg of Conor McGregor, killing his stand-up game.
It’s important to note that it was the power of the American that ultimately finished it, despite smashing McGregor’s leg to bits.
Both men are strong in rematches. Obviously, in their first bout, Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier in just 1.46 of the first round. In the rematch, as we know, he got the victory.
When he faced Max Holloway at featherweight, he finished it by arm-triangle back at UFC 143. They rematched five years later and Poirier again got the nod, this time by unanimous decision and in the process gained the interim lightweight title.
Similarly to Poirier, Conor McGregor is effective in rematches. After losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in the second round, McGregor signed the rematch just five months later. He made the adjustments necessary, continued to hone his skills and ultimately saw success. Although it was close, the Notorious did get the majority decision victory.
The Conor McGregor/Dustin Poirier trilogy fight is slated to headline UFC 264. The rest of the card is stacked too, with a number of fights that have top-five implications throughout. Stephen Thompson is slated to square off against Gilbert Burns at welterweight. Former title challengers, Jennifer Maia and Jessica Eye will go at it at flyweight.
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