The UFC boss Dana White recently sat with BT Sport for an interview. From Dustin Poirier KOing Conor McGregor to Stipe Miocic defending his title again from Francis Ngannou, this year has been quite eventful so far. Earlier Poirier had stated that he was ready for the trilogy and all he was waiting was for the right deal to come up.
When asked about the same, Dana White simply stated that The Diamond already had a deal. Let’s see what the UFC prez has to say:
“He has a deal. Poirier has a deal. He did his deal before the Conor fight. The deal was done with what if Poirier wins and what if Conor wins. So he’s got a deal.”
This statement by White points towards the possibility that Poirier’s contract for both of the fights is going to be the same.
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Though Diamond entered the octagon as an underdog against McGregor, he managed to secure a huge win. All thanks to his great game-plan of employing vicious calf to disable The Notorious. On the other hand, McGregor seemed to do little about checking those kicks due to his stance which didn’t allow him to make essential adjustments.
As they advanced to the second round, Conor’s calf was badly battered. This made things only worse because when Poirier found him vulnerable, he launched a flurry of punches on McGregor eventually knocking him out. This bout was McGregor’s first KO/TKO loss in his career.
Since, the outcome of the fight came out this way, it’s has become necessary to have a trilogy. For the UFC, it also serves as a great opportunity to make tons of profits because this is the fight that currently makes most sense right now, financially. Moreover, both fighters are more than willing to take up the trilogy to see who’s better.
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Though UFC might be planning to organize the trilogy in huge attendance of fans, Poirier wants to fight as soon as during this summer. The preferences of the timings might clash. Nonetheless, the fight’s gonna be huge irrespective of when it happens or if it happens behind the closed doors or with the fans’ presence.