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Conor McGregor books Dustin Poirier after party ahead of third fight

Conor McGregor is seemingly confident of reversing his last result against Dustin Poirier and winning their upcoming trilogy decider – as he has already booked in his after party on the same night.

The two lightweights will be meeting in the Octagon for a third time at UFC 264 on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

And straight after the bout, McGregor is planning to celebrate a potential victory at the Encore Beach Club, based at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Irishman announced the after party booking on his Instagram story on Tuesday as he prepares the showdown with Poirier.

It’s not the first time McGregor has thrown a wild bash at the venue, after the raucous shindig following his first-round knockout victory over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone last year.

Conor McGregor at Encore Beach Club following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2017

McGregor took just 40 seconds to finish Cerrone, leaving plenty in the tank for a party afterwards, and even pretended to drink out of a fan’s shoe.

While entry fees to the club were fairly reasonable, the cost of booking a table set punters back up to a staggering $75,000 (£67,000).

The atmosphere that night was a lot different from his previous booking there more than a year prior, where McGregor cancelled his appearance following his defeat to rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Encore Beach Club prides itself as being one of the hottest venues in Sin City, with the bars set to be stocked with McGregor’s own brand of Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey.

Vice president of Wynn Nightlife, Pauly Freedman, said: “We welcome Conor McGregor back to host an incredible post fight event.

“We take pride in the variety of events and programs we offer our guests and look forward to providing his fans with an elevated experience to celebrate the evening.”

McGregor often takes to the stage to address his fans at Encore Beach Club
McGregor often takes to the stage to address his fans at Encore Beach Club

McGregor has a long association with Wynn, having partied at their sister nightclub Intrigue following his win over Nate Diaz in 2016.

He also sold out the Encore Beach Club for his official post-fight destination after losing to Floyd Mayweather in scenes more suited to a rousing victory as McGregor whipped revellers into a frenzy after arriving at 3am.

Pop star Justin Bieber is set to be in town as he performs at Wynn’s Encore Theatre the night before McGregor vs Poirier 3 in what is expected to be a star-studded event.

Fans flock to catch a glimpse of the UFC star after his win over Nate Diaz in 2016
Fans flock to catch a glimpse of the UFC star after his win over Nate Diaz in 2016

Poirier upset the odds in their last meeting, beating McGregor by second-round knockout, having suffered the same fate in the first round of their initial meeting in 2014.

And Nurmagomedov feels McGregor only has a small window to get the upper hand on Poirier, before the fight swings in his opponent’s favour.

“It’s the same thing [as the previous fight],” the former lightweight champion told UFC Russia.

“If it’s the first round [for a finish], I’d back Conor. From the second and further, then Dustin [wins].”




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