Conor McGregor seems to have flaked out on a donation promise he made to Dustin Poirier.
Prior to their fight at UFC 257, McGregor had promised to make a $500k donation to Poirer’s charity “The Good Fight Foundation. The money was meant to be used to build a gym in Poirier’s hometown of Lafayette, La. where he would offer free training to kids.
Conor McGregor says he is "about to return" against Dustin Poirier and reiterates his intention to donate to Poirier's charity, The Good Fight Foundation.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 11, 2020
Reps from Dustin Poirier’s charity and Conor McGregor’s team both confirmed to me today that a $500,000 USD donation is in the process of being transferred from McGregor to Poirier’s @TheGoodFightFDN.
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) January 23, 2021
On Sunday night, Poirier revealed that McGregor and his team have not responded to his messages about the donation months after their fight.
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.
See you soon.
July 10th Paid In Full!
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 11, 2021
We thanked him because his team reached out fight week to initiate the process but ghosted us the past 2 months after the fight. My foundation has reached out 3 times since with no reply. We've moved past it! We will be announcing our next goal soon! Its a big one🙏 https://t.co/mtiOFBsd2q
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 12, 2021
Update: McGregor responded to Poirier’s claims
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.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021