If the UFC can’t discover him a battle, Conor McGregor will play matchmaker himself.
The former two-division champ has actually been involved in a public spat with UFC President Dana White about battles used and battles accepted over the previous couple of days. Now the Irish superstar is taking it upon himself to land suitable opposition.
Everything began with McGregor sending a message to former opponent and fellow leading ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier
” Hey brother! You want to do a Mixed Martial Arts charity fight? No to do with the UFC,” McGregor wrote. “I will contribute half a mill towards your charity for it. Offer it on PPV or work a TELEVISION offer and we work out other charities that are close to my heart. I am taken part in lots of. Strictly a charity “exhibition”
” December 12 th in the Point Depot, Ireland. McGregor Sports and Entertainment Mixed Martial Arts, in association with The Excellent Fight Foundation.
You desire to do a MMA charity battle? Offer it on ppv or work a tv deal and we work out other charities that are close to my heart.
Strictly a charity “exhibit”– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 29, 2020
December 12 th in the Point depot, Ireland. No weigh ins.
Open weight, merged rules.
I will set up all travel fare for you and family.
McGregor Sports and Entertainment MMA, in association with The Great Fight Structure.
Charity Mixed Martial Arts!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 29, 2020
For his part, Poirier has offered to combat McGregor various times in the past as he sought to stake his claim as the best lightweight in the sport. The fighters formerly fulfilled at featherweight with McGregor winning the fight by first-round TKO.
After seeing his message on social media, Poirier wasted no time at all, signaling he’s definitely happy to make the journey into McGregor’s yard while also doing some good worldwide.
” I remain in! Lets do it!” Poirier wrote. “A great deal of people will gain from this.”
Over the previous couple of years, Poirier and his other half Jolie have made it a mission to do charity resolve The Excellent Fight Structure. They have actually helped build water wells in Uganda, donated school materials to local schools in Louisiana and purchased safety seat for a health center to assist babies get home safely with their mothers, among other things.
McGregor has actually certainly been focusing on Poirier’s efforts, and it appears he’s all set to schedule a rematch with the previous interim champion for charity.
” Excellent! We will take it offline and progress the procedure from here. Good male Dustin!” McGregor wrote. “I respect your philanthropic efforts greatly, as well as how you performed yourself publish our first fight. You have my respect!”
Great male Dustin! I respect your humanitarian efforts significantly, as well as how you conducted yourself publish our very first battle.– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 29, 2020
Obviously, McGregor and Poirier both appear interested in the prospective battle, but the biggest hurdle that exists preventing this clash for charity would be the UFC.
Both fighters are under agreement to the promotion, which prevents them from contending outside the UFC without specific consent provided by the organization. The UFC has signed off with fighters competing in grappling tournaments or even battling matches in the past, but it is difficult to understand if the promotion would be as ready to permit McGregor and Poirier to face off in a Mixed Martial Arts bout– even if it was an exhibition for charity.
Earlier this month, McGregor leaked a series of DMs with White to show his willingness to fight The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Diego Sanchez, who prior to a loss to Jake Matthews at UFC 253 stated he wanted to combat the ex-champ before retirement. White was none too delighted about having his company aired publicly, complaining the ex-champ broke “male code” and did “one of the dirtiest things you can do” in taking his case public.