Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier agree to charity exhibition on December 12 in Ireland - TheMacLife

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier agree to charity exhibition on December 12 in Ireland

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to a mixed martial arts exhibition in Dublin, with proceeds going to charity.

By Oscar Willis - 29 Sep 2020

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to a mixed martial arts bout on December 12.

The difference? It will be an exhibition fight that won’t appear on either man’s record, and the proceeds will go to charity. The negotiations took around three tweets to make happen.

“Hey bro! You want to do an MMA charity fight? Zero to do with the UFC,” McGregor wrote. “I will donate half a mill towards your charity for it. Sell it on PPV or work a TV deal and we work out other charities that are close to my heart also. I am engaged in many. Strictly a charity ‘exhibition’. December 12th in the Point Depot, Ireland. No weigh ins. Open weight, unified rules. I will arrange all travel fare for you and family. McGregor Sports and Entertainment MMA, in association with The Good Fight Foundation. Charity Mixed Martial Arts!”

“I’m in! Lets do it!” Poirier responded. “A lot of people will benefit from this”

It’s the latest twist in the Conor McGregor-UFC saga which has seen the Irishman desperately attempting to fight over the course of the year. While he’s set to have a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao in the near future, it’s clear his passion remains in combat sports with minimal rules.

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