Michael Johnson Willing to Fight Conor McGregor on July 10, Promises Not to Wrestle

Published 04/13/2021, 7:24 AM EDT


While it hasn’t been officially announced by the UFC, Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 is supposed to take place on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264. According to certain sources, such as Ariel Helwani’s Twitter, the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy is almost a done deal. 

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Ahead of this, McGregor has threatened to pull out of the trilogy fight. This situation came to fruition because of a donation dispute. McGregor was going to donate $500,000 to Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight Foundation. However, the donation was not made, and the pair went back and forth on social media.

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Now, McGregor took the feud to Twitter and said, “You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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UFC fighter Michael Johnson saw the opportunity and replied to McGregor’s tweet and wrote, “I know a guy you can fight on July 10th! And I won’t wrestle you!”

Johnson offered to step in as a replacement for Poirier to fight against McGregor at UFC 264. However, there is still no official announcement from the UFC regarding the trilogy fight or whether Johnson is going to fight McGregor.

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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier previous clashes

McGregor and Poirier have fought each other twice in their UFC careers. Their first fight took place on September 28, 2014, at UFC 178, and the second fight took place on January 24, 2021, at UFC 257.

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Their first fight was in the featherweight division. McGregor won the first fight via KO/TKO in the first round. However, their rematch was in the lightweight division where Poirier avenged his loss and won via KO/TKO in the second round.

They both have defeated each other once. Now, if the trilogy fight happens, it will determine the better fighter amongst those two. However, McGregor and Poirier have already proved that they are the best in the UFC, as they have defeated many skilled fighters in their entire MMA career.

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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