What better way to spend your Fourth of July than with six minutes and two seconds of violence being meted out by Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is well known for putting out free fights to hype up its upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) events. UFC 264, which takes place this weekend (July 10, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, already features Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 from UFC 257 in Jan. 2021, and a more successful rematch for “Notorious:” Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 from 2016. Also floating around: co-main event fighter Stephen Thompson fighting Vincente Luque from 2019.
But, now UFC is also putting together highlight videos featuring all a fighter’s finishes, which to us is such a genius idea we’re kind of shocked it hasn’t been going on since YouTube became a thing in 2005. No, instead UFC spent years copyright striking highlight makers who were just trying to help them promote its fighters and brand.
I’m not bitter at all about it, thanks for asking.
Anyway, enjoy this ample portion of “Diamond” violence in the lead up to UFC 264 where Poirier and McGregor will face off for the third and most likely final time.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 264 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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