Conor McGregor donates $500,000 to Louisiana charity before UFC 264 return after Dustin Poirier dispute

Conor McGregor has once again shown his philanthropic side with a hefty donation to a children’s charity in Louisiana, the hometown of UFC 264 rival Dustin Poirier.

However, despite vowing to donate the exact sum to Poirier’s ‘Good Fight Foundation’, the Irishman has instead pledged the money to the ‘Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana’.

There was a lot of mutual respect between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 257
Getty Images – Getty

‘The Diamond’ knocked McGregor out at UFC 257 on Fight Island to avenge his loss at UFC 178 back in 2014 and level the scores between the two men at one apiece.

A trilogy fight is currently scheduled for UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas in front of a sold-out capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.

Despite McGregor calling for the third fight instantly on Fight Island, the bout itself very nearly did not happen after Poirier alleged ‘The Notorious’ has not made the donation he promised he would to the Foundation he and wife Jolie established in their home town of Lafayette.

That led to some back-and-forth on Twitter before the American apologised, saying: “I am very passionate about my charity as you all know.

“I jumped the gun and took my private matters between Conor and my foundation public.”

Poirier and McGregor exchanged cross words on social media
Getty Images – Getty

He then Tweeted regarding McGregor: “My mistake, we live, we learn. Spreading positivity and doing good is my goal.

“I feel like I have brought a negative energy and personal opinions into something I am working so hard on that gives people a reason to cheer and smile.

“I will take this in stride and continue to fight the good fight! New Goal coming soon and it is a BIG one.

“Thank you to all who is involved and all the supporters who believe in our vision.”

Jolie Poirier personally thanked McGregor for the $500,000 donation to the ‘Good Fight Foundation’ after the fight

According to TMZ Sports, McGregor has since donated half a million dollars to the B&GC – a children’s charity which works in conjunction with Poirer’s Foundation.

The foundation confirmed McGregor’s money will fund this year’s summer camp and other recreational activities throughout the area.

A statement from them said: “This investment is a gamechanger! Thank you, Conor, for helping to ensure that our kids have what they need to grow and thrive this summer.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana (@bgcacadiana)