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Sport UFC 264: Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier confirmed for capacity crowd in Las Vegas

02:35  15 april  2021
02:35  15 april  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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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 Las Vegas . "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.

UFC president Dana White confirms Conor McGregor 's fight with Dustin Poirier will headline UFC 264 in front of capacity crowd in Las Vegas , two days after the Irishman said the bout was off. Poirier won their rematch by technical knockout in round two at UFC 257 in January. The contest in Abu Dhabi was noted for its amicable build-up, during which McGregor was decidedly less confrontational than he had been before previous high-profile fights . The former two-weight world champion has not won a UFC contest since January 2020 and came out of retirement to face Poirier

The Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier bout is officially on for UFC 264 and will be held in front of a capacity crowd in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday morning.

a person on a court: Conor McGregor, left, will face Dustin Poirier for a third time. Poirier won in January, avenging a loss to McGregor way back in 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Conor McGregor, left, will face Dustin Poirier for a third time. Poirier won in January, avenging a loss to McGregor way back in 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The fight will be July 10 at T-Mobile Arena as a pay-per-view card. It's the third meeting between them and comes two days after McGregor said he was calling off the fight following a squabble over a missing charitable donation.

McGregor told ESPN's Ariel Helwani he signed the bout agreement on Wednesday morning.

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Dustin Poirier will face Conor McGregor at UFC 264 in Las Vegas this year. The much-anticipated trilogy fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on July 10, UFC president Dana White confirmed on Wednesday. "This card will be headlined by the third fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor ." The update comes after McGregor claimed the bout was off on Monday during an expletive-laden exchange on Twitter. Poirier claimed victory in their previous showdown at UFC 257 in January in Abu Dhabi with a second-round knockout, after which McGregor conceded the result was

Don't Miss A Single Second Of This Epic Trilogy At UFC 264 on July 10, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas . Poirier vs McGregor 3. Sat, Jul 10 / 10:00 PM EDT. T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas United States. Follow live.

"I'm going to rip this game a new a**hole July 10th," he told Helwani. "The Mac is back in Sin City! Full House!"

White said in his announcement 20,000 fans will be able to fill T-Mobile Arena for the bout. Tickets will go on sale this week.

UFC 264 will mark the company's and fans return to its popular Vegas home after being away during the COVID-19 pandemic. UFC held fights in Vegas, Florida and Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC 261 will be the first full crowd capacity pay-per-view event since March 2020. It will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday he expects the state's economy to be fully reopened by June 1. He plans to end social distancing protocols and restrictions by May 1, opening the way for the UFC's announcement. The mask mandate will remain a state-wide requirement, he said.

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But according to Poirier , McGregor never ended up donating the money, which caused a Twitter spat between the two. The back-and-forth resulted in McGregor threatening to fight somebody else instead, as numerous lightweights such as Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee jumped at the opportunity to throw their names in the Perhaps some gamesmanship by McGregor , but the promotion pushed forward with the announcement as the UFC returns in front of a live audience in Las Vegas this summer. The UFC 264 lineup includes: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor . Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson.

UFC president Dana White is reportedly looking to hold the fight in Las Vegas , hoping to get a crowd in attendance despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic come July. Newly signed fighter Michael Chandler will be facing Charles Oliveira for the vacant title with Justin Gaethje waiting as the number one contender and the victor of McGregor vs. Poirier III to be in line for a chance at the soon to be crowned champion. Look for UFC 264 Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier III to take place July 10.

The fight between McGregor and Poirier is the third. McGregor won the 2014 bout, but lost via a second-round TKO at UFC 257 in January. Ahead of the fight, McGregor promised to donate $500,000 to Poirier's foundation.

Poirier said over the weekend he had not made the donation, which prompted a back-and-forth between the pair that concluded with McGregor getting the last word. He tweeted several insults and included "the fight is off btw."

It is clearly not off.

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Report: Conor McGregor buys Irish pub where he sucker punched old man .
The UFC fighter has purchased the Marble Arch pub in Dublin, where he once punched an old man over a whiskey dispute, for a price between €1.5 million and €2 million, according to Irish outlet The Currency. McGregor remains scheduled to complete a trilogy against Dustin Poirier, who defeated him via second-round TKO in January, at UFC 264 on July 10. A victory would likely open the door for a shot at the UFC lightweight championship, for which Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will face off in May.

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