After donation dispute, Conor McGregor will instead send $500K to organization in Poirier’s hometown

A few weeks ago, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier decided to do some bickering online. It all began when Poirier accused McGregor of “ghosting”…

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 years ago
After donation dispute, Conor McGregor will instead send $500K to organization in Poirier’s hometown
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A few weeks ago, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier decided to do some bickering online. It all began when Poirier accused McGregor of “ghosting” him and never following through with the promise of donating to his Good Fight Foundation.

“The Notorious” didn’t take this lightly and threatened to withdraw from their UFC 264 trilogy fight.

The two men eventually sorted things out. “The Diamond” later admitted his mistake, saying he “jumped the gun” by making things public.

Whether or not McGregor came through with his agreement with Poirier remains unclear. The Irishman, however, is said to be making a hefty donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana, Poirier’s hometown.

The BGCA expressed gratitude to the former UFC champ-champ through Facebook:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana received an unexpected call last week and are humbled to share that Conor McGregor is donating $500,000 to impact youth in South Louisiana by supporting our upcoming 2021 Summer Camp and ongoing health and recreation activities in our 6 Club sites.

This investment is a gamechanger! Thank you, Conor, for helping to ensure that our kids have what they need to grow and thrive this summer!

Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation is reportedly not involved with that donation.

McGregor and Poirier will meet at the center of the Octagon at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10th.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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