After Twitter spat, McGregor reroutes $500k donation away from Poirier’s charity

After Twitter spat, McGregor reroutes $500k donation away from Poirier’s charity
FILE - Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for the UFC 246 mixed martial arts bout in Las Vegas, in this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo. The UFC intends to welcome a capacity crowd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021, when Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight for the third time. UFC President Dana White announced his plan Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for the promotion's first sellout show in its hometown since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/John Locher, File) (Source: John Locher)

(WVUE) - Conor McGregor has made a $500,000 donation to a charity in Dustin Poirier’s hometown after an agreement between the two turned into a heated argument.

McGregor originally vowed to donate the funds to Poirier’s “The Good Fight Foundation” leading up to their bout at UFC 257, which ended in McGregor being knocked out in the second round.

Three months later, Poirier tweeted the money had yet to be received.

McGregor and his manager fired back, saying the donation would be made in good faith once there was an adequate plan in place for how the money would be spent.

Instead, the Irish superstar donated directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana in Lafayette, an organization Poirier’s foundation has previously worked with.

Poirier later issued a statement expressing regret in making the private situation a public ordeal.

The two are scheduled to fight again on July 10.

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