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Dustin Poirier has “confirmed” the exact date his rematch with Conor McGregor will take place – and it is not far away.
The American got revenge on his UFC rival by knocking out the Irishman on Fight Island at the start of the year.
With The Notorious winning the first clash in 2014, it has seen speculation grow of a deciding fight between them in the works.
And Poirier, who has expressed his desire to have a trilogy fight against McGregor, appears to have confirmed the date for the fight to take place.
Writing on his Twitter account, the 32-year-old simply wrote “July 10th” along with a diamond emoji in association with his nickname.
UFC president Dana White has been at the centre of negotiations – and he revealed that both were itching to get back into the Octagon together.
The MMA chief said earlier this month: “Dustin wants the rematch [with McGregor].
“That’s smart. That’s what he should do. He should take the rematch, take that fight. It’s a big fight for him.
“Kid’s worked hard his whole life, his whole career to be in a position like this.
"That’s the fight you take. We’ve been in positions like this before with others who have made the mistake of not taking that fight, and [it was the] biggest mistake of their lives.”
While Poirier, whose victory over McGregor was the 27th win of his career from 34 fights, opened the door to a third fight last month.
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The Irishman would relish the chance to have another go at beating his opponent, having been knocked out in the second round.
It was just his second fight in three years since losing his UFC Lightweight Championship to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
But the 32-year-old’s coach believes McGregor has now “sorted out” his biggest problem against the Diamond.
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