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Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor battle over donation never made to charity after UFC 257 – MMA Root



Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor were essentially cordial to each other ahead of their rematch at UFC 257, but it looks like the trilogy, slated for July, has gotten a little more personal.

The last meeting between the lightweight contestants came over the weekend after McGregor offered his predictions for the trilogy. In response, Poirier did not contradict his expectations of the fight, but instead aimed at McGregor’s promised donation to his charity Good Fight Foundation, which apparently never happened.

“This is a funny prediction! You also predicted a donation to my foundation and you and your team stopped responding after the fight in January, “Poirier wrote on Twitter. “See you soon. July 10 paid in full!”

Before their fight in January, McGregor pledged to donate $ 500,000 to Poirier’s charity, where he undertook several initiatives, including digging new wells in Uganda, as well as local work in Louisiana, such as providing car seats for young mothers and buying school supplies. for children in need.

After Poirier targeted McGregor, who had failed to fulfill his donation to charity, the Irish superstar fired back, claiming that the former interim champion was unable to detail what his money would be spent on after the donation.

In less subtle language, McGregor seemed to hint that Poirier was more interested in money than what they would do for charity, because he did the same, choosing their upcoming trilogy, rather than aspiring to the UFC lightweight title.

“A donation, not a debt,” McGregor said in response. “We were waiting for plans because of the money that never came. I do with all my donations. Know where it goes point by point. Walking is different. Unfortunately, as is the case with many of these funds. The fact that you took McG by the belt shows that I was right. “

After this message, Poirier sent another message to McGregor, reminding him of his commitment, and also tried to contact his team to explain where the money was going.

In the end, Poirier finally made a promise before the trilogy in July.

“100% never in debt,” Poirier said. “You offered, we accepted, and as I said, your team has never responded to our emails regarding the process in which the funds will be used! On July 10th, you will taste defeat again. “

Based on this exchange, Poirier and McGregor are unlikely to exchange hugs or handshakes as they prepare to meet for the third time at UFC 264.

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