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UFC Superstar Conor Mcgregor has responded after Dustin Poirier claimed he didn’t follow through with his sizable charity donation in the aftermath of UFC 257.

 Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

Conor McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who meets Poirier (27-6 MMA, 20-6 UFC) in the UFC 264 main event on July 10, is looking to close out the rubber match in emphatic fashion. McGregor has never been shy to predict the outcome of his fights and has sometimes been eerily accurate. This time, he has foreshadowed a very particular outcome, and it comes in the championship rounds.

Conor Mcgregor hasn’t donated money to Poirier’s foundation

UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, weigh ins, results, weights, official, | Fox Sports

On Sunday, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) responded to McGregor’s (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) recent prediction that he would win the trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10 by fourth-round knockout courtesy of a front kick. However, he added an extra layer by outing his rival for not having lived up to his promise of payment (via Twitter):

“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!”

“We thanked him because his team reached out fight week to initiate the process but ghosted us the past 2 months after the fight. My foundation has reached out 3 times since with no reply. We’ve moved past it! We will be announcing our next goal soon! It’s a big one”

Poirier has used his fight career to help elevate “The Good Fight Foundation” over the past several years. He’s attached charity goals to each of his fights, with his philanthropic efforts including building water wells to repair a ruined water supply at an orphanage and school in Uganda, building a playground for special needs children, supplying backpacks for more than 500 schoolchildren, and, most recently, providing transportation and tutoring for struggling youth through The Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana.

“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.”

According to McGregor, though, he didn’t deliver because he was unable to do his due diligence. He responded to Poirier’s claim, and said he never received “plans for the money,” which seemingly made him suspicious to the point of retracting on the donation, which he initially offered (via Twitter):

In response to McGregor, Poirier reiterated that he was unable to make contact with McGregor’s team. He reminded McGregor that he made the offer with knowledge of the plan to build a gym.

“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”

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McGregor and Poirier currently are tied 1-1 heading into their highly anticipated trilogy fight. McGregor beat Poirier in their first meeting at UFC 178 in 2014, when he needed less than two minutes to put him away. But Poirier avenged the loss when he knocked out McGregor in Round 2 of their rematch at UFC 257 in January.

The pair recently engaged in a Twitter exchange in which Poirier told McGregor to meet him in the middle – and McGregor said he’ll happily oblige.

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