When Dustin Poirier publicly embarrassed Conor McGregor for not attending his promised $ 500,000 donation to his charity, The Good Fight Foundation, he sparked a bitter gesture between the two light stars.
It grew so much that McGregor claimed he was looking for a new opponent for his next Octagon appearance. However, it seems that the trilogy will move forward, as Dana White officially announced that UFC 264 will take place in front of a large capacity at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be led by Poirier and McGregor.
Shortly after the announcement, Poirier released a statement in which he expressed regret over inviting McGregor for the donation, which the Irish star promised to make after their fight at UFC 257 in January.
“I am very passionate about my charity, as you all know,” Poirier wrote on Twitter. “I took the gun and took my personal issues between Conor and my foundation to the public. My mistake, we live, we learn. Spreading positivity and good is my goal.
“I feel like I brought a negative energy and personal views to something I work so hard that gives people a reason to align and smile. I will take it gradually and I will continue to fight the good fight! A new goal is coming soon and it is big. I thank all those involved and all the supporters who believe in our vision. “
– The Diamond (@DustinPoirier)
April 14, 2021
In the past, the Poirier charity has used battle gear auctions to support a number of causes, including digging wells for the Batwa Pigmy breed in Uganda, a Thanksgiving food movement for shelters in Acadiana, La. guys, to name a few. Fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway donated their own clothes from periods against Poirier to help the case.