UFC superstar Conor McGregor angrily proclaimed his upcoming July 10 fight against Dustin Poirier was off after “The Diamond” publicly outed the Irishman for not going through with his promised $500,000 donation to Poirier’s charity organization The Good Fight Foundation.
McGregor posted, “You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking 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.”
McGregor proclaimed the slot for being his next opponent was now officially open. He posted, “It’s Mardi Gras bitches get your tits out for it”.
Poirier Agrees Fight Is Off
Poirier seems to agree with McGregor about the fight being off. The American responded to McGregor’s social media post by saying”Ok”. He also included a short clip from his knockout victory over McGregor at UFC 257.
Poirier and McGregor were set to collide for the third time at UFC 264 on July 10. The two stars are currently knotted 1-1 against each other, and UFC 264 was supposed to serve as the rubbermatch for the rivalry.
McGregor defeated Poirier by first-round knockout in a featherweight bout in 2014, but Poirier stopped McGregor in the second round in a lightweight bout back in January.
Now, McGregor is seemingly pulling out of the fight after Poirier put the Irish superstar on blast for failing to make his promised donation.
McGregor Explains Why Fight Is Off
McGregor teased this kind of thing was coming in one of his responses to Poirier’s tweeting outing him about not donating to The Good Fight Foundation on social media.
McGregor posted, “My team does their due diligence to make sure every donation meets the mark. My generosity is known. You will pay with your brain for this attempt at smearing my name. Shooting ass shelling ass b****. Little b**** kicks from a shell. Good luck when you’re caught. You’re f******.”
Later, McGregor replied to Poirier saying he was okay with the fight being off. He said, “smell ya later pea” and posted a picture from the first fight seven years ago.
So McGregor’s apparent payback for not shelling out the money he publicly promised to Poirier via social media before the two fought at UFC 257 is to cancel the upcoming third fight between the two stars.
Will McGregor’s Strategy Pay Dividends?
Calling the fight off doesn’t seem like a smart strategy, especially if McGregor hopes to capture gold again in the UFC’s stacked 155-pound division, but maybe cooler heads will prevail at a later date.
Then again, UFC star Michael Chandler already suggested via social media he’d be ready to fight again on July 10 after his upcoming fight against Charles Oliviera at UFC 262 for the UFC’s vacant lightweight title.
He posted, “May 15 and July 10…book it!”
Whether Chandler is thinking about McGregor or Poirier for that date remains to be seen.
Regardless, it looks like UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is off. Both stars are likely to have plenty of other offers on the table soon, but the trilogy is no longer on the way.
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