HomeUFCConor McGregor claims fight with Dustin Poirier is off after Twitter tirade
Conor McGregor claims fight with Dustin Poirier is off after Twitter tirade
April 12, 2021
Simply weeks after the combat was introduced, Conor McGregor is claiming that he’s not preventing Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10. He made the remark within the midst of a Twitter spat between the 2 fighters.
McGregor received the primary assembly between the 2 when he was on the rise to UFC greatness. Poirier extra just lately received the rematch, organising a blockbuster bout this summer time.
The bout may very well be in bother after Poirier and McGregor went to battle on Twitter after Poirier known as McGregor out for not following by on a $500,000 donation to his charity, The Good Struggle Basis. McGregor had promised the donation within the lead-up to their combat at UFC 257 in January.
Poirier claims that McGregor’s group stopped responding to his group’s communications concerning the donation after he defeated McGregor at UFC 257 through second-round TKO stoppage. McGregor fired again, saying that Poirier’s group by no means detailed how the cash was to be directed.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor battle on Twitter
This newest flip is in stark distinction to the weeks main as much as the combat at UFC 257. The 2 males have been cordial and respectful of each other, every in fact speaking about how they anticipated to win the combat, however with little to no trash speak.
The sparks started flying over the state of affairs surrounding the donation to Poirier’s basis.
It’s unclear if McGregor was severe or just caught up within the warmth of the second, however their trade on Twitter led the Irishman to saying that the combat was off and that he would combat another person on July 10.
“You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink along with your ears? You f—ing mind lifeless hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye cling tight. Idiot. You should be new to cash,” McGregor wrote. “The combat is off btw (by the best way). I’m going to combat another person on the tenth. Good luck in your outdated contract child.”
Only a few minutes later, McGregor didn’t precisely pull again the remark about not preventing Poirier, however gave the impression to be saying as a lot, as he threw out one other remark about making him pay together with his mind.
“My group does their due diligence to ensure each donation meets the mark. My generosity is understood. You’ll pay along with your mind for this try at smearing my identify,” he mentioned.
UFC officers had not but commented on the trade on the time of publication.