Sport Dustin Poirier: Conor McGregor didn't follow through with $500,000 charity donation
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Dustin Poirier claims Conor McGregor didn’t follow through with his sizable charity donation in the aftermath of.
Prior to their rematch in January, McGregor promised to donate $500,000 to Poirier’sMMA Junkie confirmed with representatives from both teams the night prior to UFC 257 that , and the last of the transfer details were being finalized.
Then Poirier won the fightin the headliner in Abu Dhabi, and according to “The Diamond,” the trail went cold.
On Sunday, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) responded to McGregor’s (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) recent prediction that he would win the trilogy fight aton July 10 courtesy of a front kick. However, he added an extra layer by outing his rival for not having lived up to his promise of payment (via ):
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The fight will complete a trilogy for Poirier and McGregor, as they previously clashed at UFC 178 in 2014 and at UFC 257 in January. Dustin Poirier has signed a contract to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on July 10, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani.According to ESPN, McGregor had agreed to the fight weeks ago but was awaiting Poirier's confirmation.The two stars fought this past January when Poirier defeated McGregor with a second-round TKO. Poirier and McGregor also fought in 2014 when McGregor defeated Poirier in a first-round TKO.
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.
July 10th Paid In Full!— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier)
That’s a fun prediction! @TheNotoriousMMA you also predicted a donation to my foundation and you and your team stopped responding after the fight in January.
See you soon.
July 10th Paid In Full!
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McGregor has yet to respond to Poirier’s post about flaking on the donation, and McGregor’s team at Paradigm Sports Management did not immediately respond to MMA Junkie’s request for comment on the situation.
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Poirier has used his fight career to help elevate “The Good Fight Foundation” over the past several years. He’s attached charity goals to each of his fights, with his philanthropic efforts including building water wells toat an orphanage and school in Uganda, building a , supplying backpacks for , and, most recently, providing for struggling youth through The Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana.
The intention for McGregor’s donation was to build a gym in Poirier’s hometown of Lafayette, La., that would allow him to offer free training to youngsters.
McGregor’s net worth was reported by Forbes in 2020 to be at roughly $148 million. This came prior to him selling his stake in Proper No. Twelve whiskey, whichMORE: to be worth $310 million.
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