Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor had been basically cordial to one another main as much as their rematch at UFC 257 but it surely feels just like the trilogy scheduled for July has gotten just a little extra private.
The newest forwards and backwards between the light-weight contenders occurred this previous weekend after McGregor provided his prediction for the trilogy. In response, Poirier didn’t counter together with his personal expectations for the combat however as a substitute he took goal at McGregor’s promised donation to his Good Struggle Basis charity that apparently by no means occurred.
“That’s a enjoyable prediction! You additionally predicted a donation to my basis and also you and your workforce stopped responding after the combat in January,” Poirier wrote on Twitter. “See you quickly. July tenth Paid In Full!”
Previous to their combat again in January, McGregor had dedicated to a $500,000 donation to Poirier’s charity the place he’s taken on a number of initiatives together with digging new water wells in Uganda in addition to native work in Louisiana reminiscent of offering automotive seats to new moms and buying faculty provides for kids in want.
After Poirier took goal at McGregor failing to comply with by means of on his contribution to the charity, the Irish celebrity fired again whereas claiming that the previous interim champion failed to truly element what his cash could be used for following the donation.
In not so delicate language, McGregor appeared to trace that Poirier was extra within the cash than what it might do for charity as a result of he did the identical factor by selecting their upcoming trilogy relatively than going for the UFC light-weight title.
“A donation, not a debt,” McGregor mentioned in response. “We’ve been awaiting the plans for the cash that by no means got here. I do with all my donations. Know the place it’s going dot for dot. In any other case it goes strolling. As is the case with a variety of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt exhibits I used to be proper.”
Following that message, Poirier despatched yet one more again to McGregor reminding him of the dedication he made in addition to try to achieve out to his workforce to clarify the place the cash was going.
Ultimately, Poirier lastly provided a promise of his personal forward of the trilogy in July.
“100% by no means a debt,” Poirier mentioned. “You provided, we accepted, and like I mentioned your Crew by no means responded to our emails concerning the method of the place funds could be put to work! July tenth you’ll style defeat but Once more.”
McGregor’s supervisor Audie Attar additionally chimed in, questioning why Poirier would deliver up this dispute supposedly having a latest “face-to-face assembly” with Poirier. He referred to as Poirier’s tweet “a low transfer,” to which Poirier replied, “don’t get on Twitter and be a tricky man.
Attar additionally responded to a commenter asking if the donation continues to be going forward and he confirmed that it’s.
Judging by these exchanges, it’s unlikely Poirier and McGregor shall be sharing many hugs or handshakes as they put together to conflict for a 3rd time at UFC 264.