Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and the charity donation controversy: What to know
During Conor McGregor's last fight against Dustin Poirier you'd be forgiven for believing the normally volatile Conor McGregor had turned over a new leaf. No trash talk in the lead up to the event, no drama infused press conferences or chaotic staredowns -- just mutual respect between two human beings about to knock lumps out of each other.
But in the months after McGregor was knocked out by Poirier in the 2nd round, things have soured dramatically. The issue? A promised charity donation of $500,000 that, according to Dustin Poirier, has yet to be delivered by Conor McGregor and his team.
In the wake of a dominant win against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in early 2020, Conor McGregor was itching to continue fighting throughout the remainder of the year. Unfortunately COVID-19 put a big dent in those plans.
The UFC continued putting on fight cards throughout 2020 and was one of the first sports in the US to come "back," but it appeared as though the UFC were reluctant to put together another McGregor fight -- most likely because fans couldn't attend fights yet and the UFC makes a significant amount of money on live gates to see one of the sport's biggest stars.....
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