McGregor and Poirier agree charity MMA fight

McGregor and Poirier agree charity MMA fight”

Gaethje turned down the chance to fight McGregor and will instead face off against Khabib at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on October 24.

Sources close to McGregor confirmed to ESPN's Ariel Helwani that the Irish star was offered the Poirier fight, but his management team reaffirmed its desire to fight Manny Pacquiao and have a charity sparring match with Poirier instead of the proposed January 23 UFC fight between the two. Speaking recently in an interview, he explained that while he feels either Khabib or McGregor would be easy fights to win, he would want to make $300 million for each of those fights. When Poirier retweeted him, McGregor reached out and asked to do a charity fight "zero to do with the UFC".

Poirier, charity match might not proceed without UFC's approval in the first place, since both are bound by a contract with the promotion. Strictly a charity 'exhibition'. "No weigh ins. Open weight, unified rules".

"It's one of the dirtiest things you can do, which by the way, because we were just talking about Diego Sanchez and Diego Sanchez is in there in a private conversation I was having with Conor", White said in an article posted on the MMA Fighting website. He owns a 22-4 record in mixed martial arts.

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Poirier promptly accept this suggestion from McGregor, with the obvious hurdle being that both are under contract with the UFC, and are not allowed to fight elsewhere.

On Twitter, "The Diamond" wrote: "I accept". "Let's do it! A lot of people will benefit from this".

While it's hard to say if this charity event will actually happen, McGregor is treating it like a certainty. Dublin, December 12th 2020. "So as far as me going out there and competing against a guy like Conor McGregor, or a guy that's really inexperienced".

There was even a poster revealed by McGregor, which also announced that the fight would be free to air. McGregor has promised to donate $500k to Poirier's charity and additional funds to other charities.

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