Conor McGregor Called Out For Not Donating To The Good Fight

    “The Notorious” Conor McGregor is being called out by chief rival Dustin Poirier for his lack of charitable contributions.

    After the second-round knockout loss to Poirier at UFC 257 in January, McGregor publicly promised to donate $500k to Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight.

    The news comes on the heels of Poirier inking a deal for a trilogy fight against McGregor since the two have one win apiece over each other.

    However, McGregor claims Poirier never responded with a plan for the funds, making him skeptical of providing the donation. As a result, Poirier blasted McGregor back, citing Team McGregor’s failed communication attempts.

    McGregor initially pledged the money in October 2020, then he repeated the $500k promise again in November. Finally, he vowed to cut the check again in the days before their UFC 257 bout.

    Now it seems that a planned July 10th UFC 264 bout between the two won’t happen as McGregor claims to be backing out of the bout.

    The disagreement lives on Twitter, and the fingers are doing more talking than their actual mouths, but this could either be a massive miscommunication, or McGregor is allowing his ego to stop what the fans want.

    Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.