Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor trilogy CONFIRMED at UFC 264 in front of 20,000 fans despite Irishman cancelling fight

CONOR MCGREGOR's blockbuster trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier will take place in front of a capacity crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

The Notorious will throw down with his old featherweight rival for a third time on July 10 in the main event of UFC 264 in Sin City.

And a whopping 20,000 fight fans will be permitted to watch the series decider at the the state-of-the-art T-Mobile Arena.

UFC president Dana White announced the huge news on Wednesday afternoon.

He said: "What's up everybody?

"UFC president Dana White here. I am so happy to finally be able to say Vegas is back.

"This summer, Las Vegas is back open for business. And on July 10, UFC 264 will be at the T-Mobile Arena here in Vegas at 100 per cent capacity.

"Ladies and gentlemen, that's 20,000 fans. And this card will be headlined by the third fight between Dustin Porier and Conor McGregor."


He added: "July 10, UFC 264, T-Mobile Arena here in Las Vegas.

"Finally, Vegas is open again. And you know you've been wanting a badass weekend in Vegas."


The announcement of Poirier vs McGregor III comes less than two days after the latter seemingly pulled the plug on their rubber match.

An irate McGregor publicly said the fight is 'off' after Poirier revealed he's yet to make good on a promised $500,000 donation to The Good Fight Foundation.

After seeing Poirier's tweet, a furious McGregor said: "You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly.

"Why do you wink with your ears? You f***ing brain dead hillbilly.

"$500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money.

"The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid."

He later added: "It’s Mardi Gras b****es get your t**s out for it."

McGregor, 32, suffered a brutal second-round KO defeat to the former interim lightweight champion in January in the main event of UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

Defeat to The Diamond was McGregor's second in the lightweight division, the first of which came at the hands of his bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A second consecutive loss to the American would add fuel to the fire that the former two-division champion's best days are behind him.

McGregor is itching to settle the score with the pride of Louisiana, writing on Instagram: "One a piece now with a trilogy bout for all the marbles!

"Wow! Exciting!

“Not a trilogy I was expecting, nor the tactical affair I was anticipating, but I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t meant to be.

“This is exactly how this was always meant to be! Buzzing!!”

McGregor had his lead leg brutalised by debilitating calf kicks before Poirier put him away with an avalanche of concussive blows.

The Dubliner has been hard at work figuring out how to nullify the debilitating strikes, which his head coach – John Kavanagh – reckons he has a better handle on.

The SBG Ireland chief told told BT Sport: "We want to get that one back.

"We've got to figure out these friggin' calf kicks. How to use them and to defend them.

"We're pretty confident we have that sorted out now."

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