Bitter twist in Conor McGregor's $500,000 dispute with rival

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Conor McGregor (pictured) answering questions at a press conference following a fight.
Conor McGregor (pictured) has reportedly made a $500,000 donation to a charity in Louisiana, following a public dispute with rival Dustin Poirier over funds going to his foundation. (Getty Images)

Conor McGregor has stunned followers after reportedly donating $500,000 ($656,000 AUD) to a charity after a public dispute with his rival Dustin Poirier over not following up on his donation.

Recently, the two stars then took a private dispute public as Poirier called out McGregor for not donating to his foundation like the Irishman said he would before the fight.

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The pair agreed to a July 10 trilogy fight soon after UFC 257, but not before McGregor pledged to donate the entirety of his purse to a charity operated by Poirier and his wife, Jolie.

The pledge amounted to $500,000 USD ($656,000 AUD).

Poirier stunned the division after knocking out McGregor in their second bout.

But after the fight, Poirier said McGregor's team "never responded" to emails explaining where the donation would go.

Out of anger, McGregor then retaliated and claimed his highly anticipated trilogy fight with Poirier was "off" in the wake of a public spat about the donation.

The Irishman hit back in a series of sometimes expletive-laden tweets.

Poirier apologised for taking the dispute public and said it wasn't his intention to cause negative publicity surrounding the foundation.

Conor McGregor donates pledge to charity

While the trilogy fight has been confirmed, McGregor has now made a $500,000 USD ($656,000 AUD) donation to a different charity in Poirier's home town of Louisiana, according to TMZ.

McGregor reportedly donated the half a million to the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana in Lafayette.

However, Poirier's foundation has worked with the Boys and Girls Club in the past, according to the TMZ report.

Regardless of the dispute, McGregor has come through with a whopping donation to a foundation and will help the charity's Summer 2021 camp and other activities in the area, according to the report.

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