Just weeks right after the combat was introduced, Conor McGregor is claiming that he is not fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10. He built the remark in the midst of a Twitter spat among the two fighters.
McGregor gained the very first assembly involving the two when he was on the rise to UFC greatness. Poirier more recently won the rematch, setting up a blockbuster bout this summer.
The bout could be in hassle just after Poirier and McGregor went to fight on Twitter soon after Poirier termed McGregor out for not following by means of on a $500,000 donation to his charity, The Very good Combat Foundation. McGregor had promised the donation in the direct-up to their battle at UFC 257 in January.
Poirier promises that McGregor’s team stopped responding to his team’s communications about the donation following he defeated McGregor at UFC 257 through second-round TKO stoppage. McGregor fired back, indicating that Poirier’s workforce never ever thorough how the dollars was to be directed.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight on Twitter
This most up-to-date change is in stark contrast to the weeks leading up to the fight at UFC 257. The two guys have been cordial and respectful of a person a further, every single of program conversing about how they expected to acquire the struggle, but with minimal to no trash communicate.
The sparks commenced flying above the situation surrounding the donation to Poirier’s foundation.
It’s unclear if McGregor was major or just caught up in the heat of the minute, but their trade on Twitter led the Irishman to declaring that the battle was off and that he would battle a person else on July 10.
“You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You f—ing mind lifeless hillbilly. 500k with no prepare in put. Ye cling restricted. Fool. You need to be new to revenue,” McGregor wrote. “The battle is off btw (by the way). I’m going to combat somebody else on the 10th. Superior luck on your outdated deal kid.”
Just a several minutes later on, McGregor did not particularly pull back the remark about not fighting Poirier, but seemed to be expressing as a great deal, as he threw out another comment about generating him spend with his brain.
“My crew does their because of diligence to make certain each individual donation meets the mark. My generosity is regarded. You will spend with your mind for this endeavor at smearing my title,” he mentioned.
UFC officers had not but commented on the trade at the time of publication.