McGregor vs Poirier confirmed for 10 July

McGregor vs Poirier confirmed for 10 July

THE BIG fight is going ahead, amid speculation it wouldn't.

Conor McGregor will take on Dustin Poirier on 10 July, it has been confirmed by the UFC.

The Dubliner stated earlier in the week that the fight was off, and that he would be fighitng someone else instead.

This was after Poirier has accused the Dublin fighter of not following through on a promise to donate $500,000 to Poirier's charity - The Good Fight Foundation.

The fight will be happening in Las Vegas at full capacity, during the summer.

Dana White confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying: "I am so happy to finally be able to say: Vegas is back.

"This summer, Las Vegas is back open for business, and on July 10, UFC 264 will be at the T-Mobile Arena at 100-per-cent 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. Tickets go on sale this week."

According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, McGregor said: "I signed my bout agreement this morning. I’m going to rip this game a new asshole July 10th. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!"

Poirier defeated McGregor convincingly in January, with the referee stopping the fight in the second round, while McGregor won comfortably against the American in 2014.