Dustin Poirier accused Conor McGregor of “ghosting” him and failing to deliver a massive $ 500,000 donation pledged to his foundation.
Ahead of their rematch in January, where Poirier knocked out the Notorious on his return with a knockout victory at Fight Island, it was revealed that McGregor would make a large donation to the US ‘Good Fight Foundation’, Poirier’s wife. , Jolie, thanking him personally after the fight.
But ahead of their trilogy fight in July, Poirier took to Twitter to call McGregor and reveal that the foundation is still waiting for the money, prompting a heated exchange of words between the two.
Dustin Poirier accused Conor McGregor of not donating pledged $ 500,000 to his foundation
Diamond said McGregor stopped responding to the foundation after the January fight
Poirier then said that the “Good Fight Foundation” had contacted three times without a response.
Responding to the Irishman saying he would win the trilogy fight with a “front kick in the nose” at UFC 264, Poirier tweeted, “That’s a funny prediction!” you also predicted a donation to my foundation and you and your team stopped responding after the january fight. See you soon. July 10 fully paid!
He didn’t stop there. The Diamond hit back at a claim from a fan that his foundation confirmed receiving the money after the fight by saying McGregor had them “ghosted” on several occasions.
Poirier added, “We thanked him because his team reached out to fight week to start the process, but ghosted us the last 2 months after the fight.
“My foundation has contacted 3 times since without response. We have passed it! We’ll be announcing our next goal soon! It’s a big problem.
McGregor took to Twitter to clarify, saying the foundation had not indicated where the funds were going
Poirier has been firm on his stance as he again claimed McGregor’s side had failed to respond
The pair’s trilogy fight could prove to be decisive for McGregor’s attempt to regain the lightweight title
Responding to his rival’s claims, McGregor said, “A gift, not a debt. We were waiting for the plans for the money that never came. I do with all my gifts. Know where things are going step by step. Otherwise, it works.
“As is the case with many of these foundations, unfortunately. You took the McG on the belt shows that I was right.
It didn’t end there, with Poirier again claiming that McGregor’s side did not respond to his foundation, while also stoking the fire by insisting he will beat the Irishman again in July.
The Irishman predicted he would beat Poirier with a front kick to the nose on July 10
“100% never a debt. You offered, we accepted, and like I said, your team never responded to our emails regarding the fund implementation process! On July 10, you will still taste defeat.
This summer’s fight may just be a last-ditch saloon for McGregor in the UFC after tasting two losses in his last three fights.
If he’s able to beat Poirier to a 2-1 series victory after McGregor’s 2014 win, he’ll put himself in a prime position to face either Michael Chandler or Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title.