Dana White described UFC Fight Night Dublin as a night he’ll never remember. He can thank Irishman Conor McGregor for that. McGregor defeated Diego Brandao and positioned himself into the top 10 rankings. Let’s see if he stays there now that he faces by far his toughest challenge to date, Dusint Poirier.
The two both expressed consent and agreed to the fight on social media and such before this was ever booked. Fans and critics alike can agree that this is a huge fight in the welterweight division.
Tell Jon I’m taking a cut of his PPV.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 22, 2014
Poirier has been vocal about his doubts in McGregor’s talent. He’s coming off of a “fight of the night” performance against Akira Corassani earlier this year and has won four out of his last five fights.
If you build them I will come. — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) July 22, 2014
This fight is just one of several blockbuster bouts on the evening. UFC 178 will take place in Las Vegas. The main event will feature the rematch of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Dominick Cruz returns for the first time in what feels like 10 years to meet Takeya Mizugaki. Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero are also tapped for this event.
Stay close to ProMMANow.com for more on this huge event. Here is a look at the fight card as it stands right now.
- Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
- Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
- Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
- Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
- Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
- Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
- Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson