Conor McGregor has launched a poster for his upcoming charity bout with fellow MMA star Dustin Poirier – however it’s going to have ‘zero to do with the UFC’.
The Irishman is retired from the promotion, citing frustration with its president Dana White, and just lately launched screenshots of conversations between the pair to clarify his grievances.
‘Infamous’ has since turned his consideration to boxing, asserting a mega-fight with legendary champion Manny Pacquiao subsequent yr.
However first, McGregor will welcome Poirier to Dublin this December for a ‘free to air’ battle with all of the proceeds going to charity, which can little doubt come as one other blow to White.
The 2 fighters organized the assembly in a Twitter dialog on Tuesday, as McGregor tweeted in response to a publish Poirier despatched: “Hey bro! You need to do an MMA charity battle? Zero to do with the UFC.
“I’ll donate half a mill in the direction of your charity for it. Promote it on PPV or work a TV deal and we work out different charities which are near my coronary heart additionally. I’m engaged in lots of.
“Strictly a charity ‘exhibition’.
“December 12th within the Level depot, Eire. No weigh ins. Open weight, unified guidelines.
“I’ll organize all journey fare for you and household.
“McGregor Sports activities and Leisure MMA, in affiliation with The Good Struggle Basis. Charity Combined Martial Arts!”
Poirier responded: “I’m in! Let’s do it! Lots of people will profit from this @TheGoodFightFDN.”
He then informed followers: “December 12 circle your calendars.”
McGregor secured a first-round knockout when the pair met again in 2014, however each males went on to realize nice success within the UFC.
‘Infamous’ grew to become the promotion’s first-ever two-weight champion by capturing the light-weight and featherweight belts, whereas Poirier gained an interim light-weight title.
Addressing the information on Wednesday, White revealed each males have been provided the possibility to make it a UFC battle.
He informed Barstool Sports activities: “We provided Dustin and Conor a battle so we’re ready to listen to again from each of them.”
Poirier launched a cryptic tweet after the interview, writing ‘I settle for’ – however it’s not clear whether or not that is in response to the charity bout or the UFC contract.