‘It Will Happen This Summer’- Dana White Reveals Massive News on Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Trilogy

Published 02/13/2021, 6:45 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC President, Dana White, spoke to the media ahead of UFC 258 and went through a bunch of pressing matters. Fans and media members look forward to White’s media scrum as he rarely fails to drop revelations on upcoming fights. Chiefly, the aforementioned scrum didn’t fail to disappoint as he went over some significant news related to the lightweight division.

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The long-time boss of the UFC let it be known that a Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy fight was in the works. The aforementioned 155-pound fight was the headliner for UFC 257 and saw a shocking upset in favor of Poirier. Since McGregor’s defeat, there’s been speculation as to whether the third fight would take place.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“They both want it. When you got two guys that want the trilogy as bad as those two do, you try to make it happen. It will happen this summer.”

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With a timeline placed for the summer, it’s safe to say that both men will have begun their preliminary preparation. Not to mention, rumors are circulating that Conor McGregor is already in camp and gearing towards the trilogy fight. It’s critical that he comes out on top to claim the trilogy and salvage his lightweight journey.

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The Diamond’ became the first man to TKO Conor McGregor within the MMA competition on January 23, 2021. However, there was little doubt that a rematch would take place considering that they have one TKO win apiece. McGregor’s legacy is very much tied to the trilogy fight, and he’ll certainly pull no punches.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The lightweight division is equal parts exciting and mysterious going forward as Khabib Nurmagomedov is likely to relinquish his title. This leaves the door wide open for numerous contenders to flood through. Virtually the entire top-10 divisional contenders could become the champion on any given night.

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Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, and Michael Chandler are front runners to fight for gold in the absence of ‘The Eagle’. All the contenders will have one eye geared towards the Poirier vs McGregor trilogy fight. Given the star power that both men possess, it’s highly likely that the winner will emerge to fight for gold.

What do you think of the McGregor-Poirer trilogy happening in the summer?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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