There was a surprising level of respect between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in the lead-up to their fight in January, but it now appears that won’t continue into their trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10.
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Before the pair clashed at UFC 257, McGregor had announced that he would be donating $500,000 to Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight Foundation. However, McGregor hasn’t paid the sum and Poirier has accused McGregor of not replying to communication regarding the donation.
An evidently frustrated Poirier tweeted to McGregor: “That’s a fun prediction! You also predicted a donation to my foundation and you and your team stopped responding after the fight in January. See you soon.”
McGregor claims that he is merely waiting for plans on how the money will be spent. In a response, McGregor tweeted: “A donation, not a debt. We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came. I do with all my donations. Know where it’s going dot for dot. Otherwise it goes walking. As is the case with a lot of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt shows I was right.”
In this video, Patrick Auger, Matthew Wells, Drake Riggs, and Ant Walker discuss the McGregor and Poirier charity issue and try to understand what’s happening here as the two lightweights engage on Twitter.
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Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.