Dustin Poirier issued an apology Wednesday for comments about Conor McGregor not making a donation to his charity after their January fight.
Poirier wrote in the statement his decision to make the situation public was a "mistake":
UFC president Dana White announced earlier Wednesday that McGregor and Poirier will fight for a third time July 10.
They split the first two meetings. McGregor won by knockout at UFC 178 in September 2014. Poirier leveled the score with a knockout of his own in January at UFC 257.
On Sunday, Poirier said the Irishman hadn't followed through with a promise to make a donation to his charity, the Good Fight Foundation, in the two months since the bout. McGregor replied with his reasoning:
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 Good Fight Foundation aims to "help
McGregor's $500,000 donation was scheduled to help build a gym for disadvantaged youth in the city, per ESPN's Brett Okamoto.
The fate of the donation is unclear following the public rift.