Dustin Poirier has admitted he made a mistake in calling out Conor McGregor over their ongoing donation controversy.
Over the course of the last few days, Poirier and McGregor have been going back and forth on social media. The shots began when Poirier, who heard about Conor’s prediction of a fourth round finish in their upcoming trilogy fight, revealed that McGregor hadn’t followed through on his proposed $500,000 donation to Poirier’s The Good Fight Foundation.
“I jumped the gun”
“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!” He originally wrote on Twitter.
McGregor reacted pretty angrily to this and even suggested their July 10 showdown was now cancelled. However, a day or so later, UFC president Dana White announced that the third fight in their series would be going ahead in Las Vegas on that date.
Now, Poirier has decided to issue an apology for the negative light the situation brought to the Foundation.
“I am very passionate about my charity as you all know. I jumped the gun, and took matters between Conor and my foundation public.” He wrote on Twitter.
“My mistake, we live, we learn. Spreading positivity & 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.
The whole thing came as something of a shock given the huge amounts of respect shown between both men in the build-up to their last fight.
Given the public nature of the spat, we could see a very different approach to things this time round.
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