‘He Ghosted Us the Past 2 Months’- Dustin Poirier Doubles Down on Recent Claims that Conor McGregor Didn’t Pay Out Money to his Charity

Published 04/12/2021, 2:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 06: Dustin Poirier poses on the scale during the UFC 242 weigh-in at The Arena on September 6, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The rivalry between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor has already received it’s first bump-up following recent comments made by Poirier. Chiefly, ‘The Diamond’ came out and called out McGregor for not making good on his promise to donate money. A major narrative heading into their second fight was that Conor McGregor had decided to donate $500 K to Poirier’s charity.

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However, in a rather surprising turn of events, Poirier has revealed that the Irishman didn’t end up paying the fee. In fact, the news was a surprise to McGregor fans all around who came in to defend ‘The Notorious’. However, Poirier responded to a fan who thought he made these claims to promote their trilogy, and he clarified things.

The aforementioned incident will certainly leave a bitter taste in the mouth of McGregor’s fans going forward. The Irishman is yet to come out and respond to Poirier’s claims, however, as it stands, fans are taken by surprise. It’s very possible that this incident could spark a full-fledged rivalry heading into their trilogy fight on July 10.

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor: One last time

Controversy aside, the scrap itself promises to bring intensity like never before coupled with lofty stakes. The winner of the rubber match will walk into a lightweight title shot and an extra dimension to their legacy. What’s more, the fact that they’re both 1-1 with one TKO each makes the fight compelling to the average viewer as well.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (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)

Poirier will enter the bout with all the momentum having beaten ‘The Notorious’ soundly just six months prior. However, McGregor has a style that will always give Dustin Poirier problems if he steps into range. Not to mention, McGregor’s power is a tremendous equalizer.

With Khabib Nurmagomedov out of the picture, it greatly raises the odds for Poirier or McGregor to pick up his strap. The lightweight division has a long history of accomplished champions, and both the aforementioned fighters fit that bill. It all boils down to who can truly impose their will and game plan when the cage door shuts on the trilogy.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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