Both men have a good track record of making weight and showing up to fights, but in the COVID-19 era, anything can happen at any time.
That’s why White, 51, is scrambling to find a substitute fighter in case one of his opponents gets pulled from the card at the last minute.
However, no one, he claims, is currently stepping up to the plate.
“I’m actually looking for someone right now to be the backup on that card. Nobody’s jumping out. Nobody’s kicking down my door,” the UFC president told Bleacher Report’s Tom Taylor in a recent interview.
When asked if the winner of Poirier vs. McGregor 3 will fight Charles Oliveira for the lightweight belt next, White stated that he hadn’t considered it.
“I don’t know. I gotta watch this fight and see how it plays out,” he said.
On July 10, UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.