Conor McGregor has made a huge donation to help kids in Louisiana, but the situation isn’t as simple as it might appear.
According to TMZ, the Irish-born UFC superstar has donated $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana. The move from McGregor comes after Dustin Poirier called him out for never following through on the promise to donate $500,000 to his charity. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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! Its a big one???? https://t.co/mtiOFBsd2q
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 12, 2021
So, the youth in Louisiana are getting cash to help them out, but it’s not what McGregor initially promised it’d be. His decision to donate to the Boys & Girls Club instead of to Poirier’s charity is almost certainly a result of the beef the two had over the money.
Poirier claimed the money never showed up, and McGregor claimed he was never shown a plan for where the money would go.
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 bitch. Little bitch kicks from a shell. Good luck when you’re caught. You’re fucked.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021
At the end of the day, the fight is still on and some kids in Louisiana are better off after a $500,000 donation from McGregor.
Is it unfortunate that Poirier didn’t get the money as initially planned? Of course, but I’m sure he’s just happy people are being helped.
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Now, we can get back to focusing on the July 10 fight. I can’t wait!