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Conor McGregor's Next UFC Fight In The Works And Will Take Place In The Summer

Conor McGregor's Next UFC Fight In The Works And Will Take Place In The Summer

Conor McGregor is set to fight Dustin Poirier in a blockbuster trilogy bout this summer, according to Dana White.

The UFC president says both McGregor and Poirier want the match and he's prepared to make it for this summer.

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And, per White, he's "completely obsessed with the rematch" following his first knockout defeat of his professional MMA career.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: "Well, when you have two guys that are in their positions - Dustin is the No. 1 ranked guy in the world, you got Conor who is ranked No. 6, and they want the trilogy, you got to go with the trilogy.

"We're probably going to try to put that fight together this summer."

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On the Irishman's mindset, White added: "100 percent [he wants the rematch].

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But it seems that the Stockton slugger will have to settle for another opponent with White targeting a third fight between McGregor and Poirier.

White also commented on the UFC lightweight title picture with champion Khabib Nurmagomedov still non-committal on his retirement stance.

The UFC boss plans to match up the top lightweight contenders against each other in an unofficial tournament.

"The fights that can be made to find out who becomes the next champion are unbelievable," he added.

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"We're in for some incredible fights to find out which two of these guys from one to seven will square off to become the next world champion."

As for McGregor, he's already gearing himself up for his second fight of the year - taking to social media to show off his condition.

Will the 'Notorious' bounce back and defeat Poirier? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/Instagram

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.