Dustin Poirier APOLOGISES to Conor McGregor for ‘taking private matters public’ in spat over $500,000 charity donation with ‘Diamond’ putting row to bed ahead of massive trilogy clash at UFC 264
- Dustin Poirier enraged Conor McGregor by airing grievance about donation
- Irishman has pledged to give $500,000 to Poirier’s foundation but has not paid
- He is waiting to do his due diligence and took exception to Poirier going public
- Their fight will go ahead on July 10 and ‘Diamond’ has now apologised
Dustin Poirier has apologised for publicly shaming Conor McGregor about the donation the Irishman was supposed to make to his charity.
‘Diamond’ sparked a huge spat online after calling his opponent out, saying he was still waiting for the money McGregor promised the Good Fight Foundation after their January showdown.
And McGregor was so enraged that he even tweeted that their July 10 trilogy bout was off, although Dana White has now confirmed it is back on.
Dustin Poirier (left) regrets going public about Conor McGregor’s failure to pay his charity
‘Diamond’ posted this message on social media and admitted he had made a mistake
Having had time to reflect, Poirier regrets publicly bringing up the issue and wrote an apology online.
It read: ‘I am very passionate about my charity as you all know.
‘I jumped the gun and took my private matters between Conor and my foundation public. My mistake, we live, we learn. Spreading positivity and doing good is my goal.
‘I feel like I have brought a negative energy and personal opinions into something I am working so hard on that gives people a reason to cheer and smile.
‘I will take this in stride and continue to fight the good fight! New goal coming soon and it is a big one. Thank you to all who is involved and all the supporters who believe in our vision.’
The Good Fight Foundation has delivered a number of initiatives in Poirier’s native Louisiana and abroad, from digging water wells in Uganda to providing school materials in the US.
It is a cause close to his heart but has driven a rift between him and McGregor where before there was plenty of mutual respect.
McGregor insisted the reason the money was yet to be donated is that there had been no detailed information about where it would go.
But despite the tweet he sent in a rage, the UFC 264 main event is on and the recent spat between the protagonists only makes for a more compelling narrative.
Poirier earned revenge over the Irishman back in January with a second round KO and the winner on July 10 is almost guaranteed the next lightweight title shot.
Poirier beat McGregor back in January and the pair have one win each over each other
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