Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor promised to donate $500,000 to Dustin Poirier’s “The Good Fight” Foundation after “The Diamond” agreed to rematch the “Notorious” lightweight at UFC 257, a fight that McGregor lost by way of technical knockout.
But when it came time to cut the check, the power-punching Irishman was nowhere to be found. That didn’t stop “Mystic Mac” from making another bold prediction about the conclusion of his Poirier trilogy in July, forcing the Louisianan to pull the Scrooge card.
“That’s a fun prediction!” Poirier told McGregor on Twitter. “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!”
What about that backstage video of Mrs. Poirier thanking McGregor for his donation?
“We thanked him because his team reached out fight week to initiate the process but ghosted us the past two months after the fight,” Poirier continued. “My foundation has reached out three times since with no reply. We’ve moved past it! We will be announcing our next goal soon! It’s a big one.”
McGregor, the richest fighter in UFC history, has a much different take.
“A donation, not a debt,” McGregor countered. “We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came. I do with all my donations. Know where it’s going dot for dot. Otherwise it goes walking. As is the case with a lot of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt shows I was right.”
So much for that philanthropic respect.
“100% never a debt,” Poirier replied. “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.”
Poirier has received sizable donations from his UFC brethren in the past. Former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to raise $100,000 by auctioning off his UFC 242 fight shirt, a figure matched by promotion president Dana White.
“My team does their due diligence to make sure every donation meets the mark,” McGregor continued. “My generosity is known. You will pay with your brain for this attempt at smearing my name. Shooting ass shelling ass bitch. Little bitch kicks from a shell. Good luck when you’re caught. You’re fucked.”
The Good Fight, started by Poirier and his wife Jolie, was established to benefit a wide variety of charitable causes, like underserved communities and underprivileged children. In 2020, Poirier was honored with the “Community Hero Award” in recognition of his efforts.