Conor McGregor calls off his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier after the Diamond called him out for not donating to his charity.
The Notorious called off the trilogy fight after a Twitter spat with Dustin Poirier. It all started with McGregor predicting how the trilogy fight would end. The Irishman posted a photo of him practicing his leg kicks and it read a caption which said, “The Prediction is in! I’m going to win the trilogy fight via A Front Kick to the nose. Round Number 4. His nose needs straightenin and I’m Rhinosplasty”
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To which the Diamond tweeted, “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!”.
This is in context to their last match after which McGregor said that he’d donate 500k to Dustin Poirier’s Charity, The Good Fight Foundation, but the money never reached Poirier’s Foundation. As a response to Poirier’s tweet, McGregor then Tweeted as to why the money wasn’t delivered. “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” to which Poirier responded saying, “100% never a debt. You offered, we accepted, and like I said your Team never responded to our emails regarding the process of where funds would be put to work! July 10th you will taste defeat yet again.”
Things took a weird turn when McGregor responded to Dustin’s tweet and called the fight off. He wrote, “You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You f***** brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid”.
Dustin Poirier meanwhile clarified that with the score between him and Conor McGregor tied at 1-1, a rubber match between the pair would make complete sense and is something The Diamond wants, “It’s 1-1. I knocked him out; he knocked me out. The rubber match, it does make sense.”
Although McGregor’s manager hasn’t confirmed that the fight is off for sure, it looks as if the trilogy fight isn’t going to take place anytime soon.
[Image Credit: Conor McGregor]