Conor McGregor has introduced a December 12 “martial arts sparring match” with fellow UFC light-weight contender Dustin Poirier.
McGregor and Poirier have been joined in the latest days soon after the Irishman invited his American rival to Dublin to compete in a charity exhibition match.
December 12th in the Issue depot, Eire. No weigh ins.
Open up weight, unified rules.
I will prepare all travel fare for you and relatives.
McGregor Sports activities and Enjoyment MMA, in association with The Great Struggle Basis.
Charity Blended Martial Arts!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 29, 2020
“Hey bro! You want to do an MMA charity fight? Zero to do with the UFC,” McGregor wrote to Poirier. “I will donate fifty percent a mill toward your charity for it. Provide it on PPV or work a Television deal and we perform out other charities that are close to my heart also. I am engaged in a lot of. Strictly a charity ‘exhibition.’
“December 12th in the Point Depot, Eire,” McGregor extra in a followup battle, proposing the information of the battle. “No weigh ins. Open up excess weight, unified rules. I will set up all travel fare for you and family. McGregor Sporting activities and Enjoyment MMA, in affiliation with The Very good Struggle Basis. Charity Blended Martial Arts!”
Poirier promptly accept this recommendation from McGregor, with the clear hurdle remaining that the two are under deal with the UFC, and are not allowed to combat somewhere else.
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 29, 2020
“I’m in,” Poirier wrote in reaction to McGregor. “Lets do it! A whole lot of persons will benefit from this.”
Whilst it is hard to say if this charity celebration will in fact occur, McGregor is treating it like a certainty.
On Wednesday, the Irish MMA superstar took to Twitter to declare its taking place on December 12—specifying that it will be a televised “sparring session” alternatively than a legitimate fight, which could in theory let the pair to skirt their UFC contracts.
Martial artwork sparring match in assist of charity. Dublin, December 12th 2020.
Free of charge to air spar. McGregor vs Poirier.
List of picked charities obtainable soon. All donations welcome ❤️ pic.twitter.com/cLfFbQ0IJF
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 30, 2020
“Martial art sparring match in help of charity,” McGregor wrote in a Tweet the involved a poster for the celebration. “Dublin, December 12th 2020. No cost to air spar. McGregor vs Poirier. Checklist of chosen charities accessible before long. All donations welcome.”
Interestingly, UFC President Dana White lately claimed that he’s presented each McGregor and Poirier fights—presumably versus each individual other—in the UFC’s Octagon. Suffice it to say that it will be attention-grabbing to see how this plays out.
Do you assume Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will truly spar for charity this December?