Dustin Poirier Reacts To Conor McGregor Donating To A Different Charity
Dustin Poirier has weighed in on Conor McGregor ditching a $500,000 charity to his organization in favor of another.
Poirier and McGregor appeared to be chummy going into their rematch back in January. McGregor even pledged to donate to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation. Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round and the two seemingly remained on good terms.
Things changed when McGregor predicted he’ll front kick KO Poirier in the trilogy bout. “The Diamond” fired back, accusing the “Notorious” one of reneging on the $500,000 donation. McGregor has responded by choosing to donate to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana instead.
During an interview with ESPN, Poirier said he isn’t upset with McGregor’s decision because he ultimately helped the Lafayette community (via MMAJunkie.com).
“That’s so incredible, man, because at the end of the day, helping the community, helping people in need, was the mission and goal from the jump. From when I used to auction eBay stuff before I had the foundation, whenever we used to do small things in the community. It’s always been the goal, so at the end of the day, charity wins. It’s mission accomplished.
“I see a lot of people that want to attach negativity and say that that was a slap in the face, this and that stuff. When it comes to donation, Conor didn’t donate it to my charity, but it’s not my money. It’s the people’s money. I don’t know why people would think that or where they would get that from, but the charity wins at the end of the day, so it’s great. It wasn’t a slap in the face. It was a high five because the people in the community are gonna win.”
Poirier and McGregor will share the Octagon a third time on July 10. The lightweight tilt will serve as the UFC 264 main event.