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!
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 11, 2021
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.
100% never a debt. You offered, we accepted, and like I said your Team never responded to our emails regarding the process of where funds would be put to work! July 10th you will taste defeat yet Again https://t.co/k3Cu9DG1Me
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 12, 2021
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.
Dustin! Why you frontin? Did you forget the face to face meeting we just had in Utah with our families? Where we stood by you as you tried to get more $ from the UFC?
Conor is as generous as it gets. Don’t dismiss his business savvy. He always gets it done. This is a low move man https://t.co/o458biivaL
— Audie A. Attar (@AudieAttar) April 12, 2021
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.