Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are set to face off in a trilogy bout on the 10th of July at UFC 264
The pair first faced off at UFC 178 in September 2014, and McGregor won the fight via. first round knockout.
More than 6 years later, Poirier exacted revenge at UFC 257, with a second-round knockout. This was the first time McGregor was ever finished in his MMA career.
A rematch was agreed on the immediate aftermath, and was made official a few months later.
Taking to Instagram, McGregor posted a picture of himself landing a clean right on Poirier at UFC 257.
He captioned the post: “25 days I finish the job.”
Drew Dober wants to be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy
Drew Dober who recently lost to Brad Riddell in the prelims card of UFC 263, expressed his desire to be the backup fighter in the McGregor-Poirier trilogy.
When asked during UFC 263 media day about his dream fight in the lightweight division, Dober said:
“Dustin Poirier is incredible. I would love to exchange with him. Conor McGregor (as well). If they’re looking for a backup depending on how Saturday night goes, I would love to be a backup for that fight.. The reason why I’m trying to get the win streak going and put the performances together because these are the type of guys I want to exchange with and put on shows for you.”
The UFC have been actively searching for a backup fighter for the trilogy fight for quite a while. However, no backup fighter has been named yet.
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