Dana White says he wants to see the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in July in Las Vegas.
The two lightweights have been linked to contest number three since their last meeting in January, with White recently confirming Poirier chose a McGregor bout over a chance to compete for the vacant lightweight title. As far as negotiations, it seems things are still ongoing, but the UFC president confirmed the promotion would ideally see the two men lock horns on July 10 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
“I hope so. That’s the plan,” White said, speaking at the UFC 260 post-fight press conference. “I hope so. We all hope so.”
White also confirmed that, should the fight come together, we could see Justin Gaethje take part in either a co-main event slot or as a back-up in case something happens to the main event.
“We could do [a co-main fight] or he would be the back-up,” White said.
This morning, Poirier clearly saw the remarks, and took to his social media to offer a clear sign that he was onboard with the plans, simply writing ‘July 10’.
July 10th 💎
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) March 28, 2021
If the second affair was anything to go by, a third bout between McGregor and Poirier will be one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time.