UFC lightweight contenders Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier engaged in a war of words on Twitter ahead of their trilogy matchup at UFC 264 on July 10.
The exchange began between the two rivals when McGregor sent a tweet out on April 5 talking about going back to his old approach and training regime for the fight. Poirier responded with the simple request of telling the Irishman to meet him in the center of the Octagon at UFC 264, McGregor once again responded with a tweet accusing Poirier of shooting in during the opening 30 seconds of their rematch at UFC 257. After this, the tone of the exchange between the two changed from competitive banter to a bit personal when Poirier responded with the following tweet claiming that McGregor has yet to pay and donate the $500,000 he said he would to the Lousiana native's charity The Good Fight Foundation ahead of their UFC 257 fight.
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.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 11, 2021
See you soon.
July 10th Paid In Full!
McGregor did not take kindly to this at all, responding with a series of fiery tweets insulting Poirier and saying that their scheduled trilogy showdown for UFC 264 on July 10 is now off.
A donation, not a debt. We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came. 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.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021
You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink with your ears? You fucking brain dead hillbilly. 500k with no plan in place. Ye hang tight. Fool. You must be new to money. The fight is off btw. I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th. Good luck on your old contract kid.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 12, 2021
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
Poirier seemed unphased by the insults or the Irish superstar claiming their fight on July 10 is now off, again responding with a simple Ok and video clip of his knockout win over McGregor at UFC 257 in the following tweet.