Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier Discuss Charity Bout with 'Zero To Do with the UFC’

By: Tristen Critchfield
Sep 29, 2020


Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have already squared off within the confines of the Octagon. Now the two UFC stars seem interested in stepping outside the jurisdiction of the Las Vegas-based promotion to fight for charity.

McGregor and Poirier on Monday engaged in a discussion on Twitter regarding a potential MMA exhibition in Ireland on Dec. 12. Proceeds would go toward Poirier’s charity, The Good Fight Foundation and some other organizations of McGregor’s choosing.

“Hey bro! You want to do an MMA charity fight? Zero to do with the UFC,” McGregor wrote. “I will donate half a mill towards your charity for it. Sell it on PPV or work a TV deal and we work out other charities that are close to my heart also. I am engaged in many. Strictly a charity ‘exhibition.’

“December 12th in the Point Depot, Ireland. No weigh ins. Open weight, unified rules. I will arrange all travel fare for you and family. McGregor Sports and Entertainment MMA, in association with The Good Fight Foundation. Charity Mixed Martial Arts!”




Poirier didn’t take long to agree to those terms.

“I’m in! Lets do it!” Poirier wrote. “A lot of people will benefit from this.”



Even though McGregor and Poirier seem interested in the possibility of the charity bout, both are under UFC contract, which would seemingly be a major obstacle to overcome. McGregor has recently publicly expressed his displeasure with the promotion, leaking a conversation with Dana White that seemed to indicate his willingness to face Diego Sanchez. In more recent tweets he claimed the UFC has sidelined him since his win over Donald Cerrone in January.

“I asked for May you fat fool, what you saying?” McGregor wrote in response to Daniel Cormier’s doubt that the Irish star is truly willing to face anyone. “I fought in January and tried to go again but was purposely held back to be an alternate for a July fight. Wait 7 whole f—ing months and “maybe” I’d get to fight? Are you stupid? What are you saying mate?”

“I asked for May vs ANYONE!”



Poirier, meanwhile, was in negotiations to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 254 but was unable to come to terms with the promotion.

McGregor and Poirier locked horns in a featherweight bout at UFC 178, with the “Notorious” one winning by first-round technical knockout.

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