Conor McGregor has admitted to not following through with his promised $500,000 donation to Dustin Poirier’s charity.
McGregor made the commitment ahead of his second-round defeat by Poirier in January and instructed his team to arrange it.
But three months later Poirier has revealed talks broke down and no money was ever received.
McGregor has defended his actions, claiming he wanted to know how it would be spent before sending it.
“A donation, not a debt. We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came.” he said.
“I do with all my donations… know where it’s going dot for dot, otherwise it goes walking. As is the case with a lot of these foundations, sadly. You took the McG over the belt shows I was right.”
McGregor’s manager Audie Attar then took aim at Poirier, saying: “Did you forget the face to face meeting we just had in Utah with our families? Where we stood by you as you tried to get more $ from the UFC?
“Conor is as generous as it gets. Don’t dismiss his business savvy. He always gets it done. This is a low move man.”
Poirier responded: “His team hasn’t responded to our emails about anything involving my foundation after they reached out to us originally. All good, dinner and talk was great but don’t get on Twitter and be a tough guy.”
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The lightweight rivals will clash for a third time on July with the build-up set to be far more fractious than it was before their sequel.
Poirier said earlier: “One hundred per cent never a debt. You offered, we accepted, and like I said your team never responded to our emails regarding the process of where funds would be put to work! July 10th you will taste defeat yet again.
“… his team reached out fight week to initiate the process but ghosted us the past two months after the fight.
“My foundation has reached out three times since with no reply. We’ve moved past it! We will be announcing our next goal soon! Its a big one.”