Conor McGregor: Dustin Poirier Fight Is 'Off' After Exchange over Charity Donation

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 12, 2021

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 23: In this handout image provided by the UFC, (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Conor McGregor says his July rematch with Dustin Poirier is "off" after a Twitter exchange in which he was accused of not donating $500,000 to charity as promised ahead of their fight in January.

Poirier said McGregor's team ghosted his Good Fight Foundation after making several public declarations of a half-million-dollar donation.

The Diamond @DustinPoirier

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. <br>See you soon. <br>July 10th Paid In Full!

For his part, McGregor acknowledges he refused to make the donation and seemed to insinuate Poirier's organization isn't upfront about where the money goes.

Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA

A donation, not a debt. 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.

The Diamond @DustinPoirier

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

Following the back-and-forth, McGregor said the fight with Poirer was "off" and that he would find a new opponent for his July bout (note: contains language NSFW):

Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA

You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.

The Diamond @DustinPoirier

Ok pic.twitter.com/Fwg0GM7bs2

Poirier's charity seeks to serve underserved communities in the state of Louisiana. 

The UFC has yet to confirm whether or not McGregor will be facing a new opponent at UFC 264 as he stated.