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Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier Agree to Third Fight

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Dustin Poirier has signed a contract to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on July 10, UFC president Dana White confirmed on Wednesday.

"I am so happy to finally be able to say, Vegas is back," White said. "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% capacity. Ladies and gentleman, that's 20,000 fans. And this card will be headlined by the third fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor."

The two stars fought this past January when Poirier defeated McGregor with a second-round TKO. Poirier and McGregor also fought in 2014 when McGregor defeated Poirier in a first-round TKO.

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News of the fight on Wednesday comes just days after McGregor tweeted the fight was off after the two exchanged words on Twitter. 

"You're ripped you inbred hillbilly," McGregor said in a tweet. "Why do you wink with your ears? You f------ braindead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw [by the way]. I'm going to fight someone else on the 10th, Good luck on your old contract kid."

Poirier (27-6, 1 NC) will be looking to pick up his third consecutive win. McGregor (22-5) is seeking his first victory since January 2020 when he defeated Donald Cerrone. 

Last June, McGregor said he was retiring from the sport but later told ESPN, "the game just does not excite me." McGregor has retired and un-retired multiple times in recent years, including in March 2016, April 2019 and June 2020.

Days before his second fight with Poirier this past January, a woman in Ireland, who had previously accused him of raping her in a hotel penthouse in 2018, sued McGregor. The suit was filed after the Irish police and prosecutors declined to pursue criminal charges against him.

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