MMA: 'The fight is off,' McGregor tells Poirier in Twitter spat

(REUTERS) – Ireland’s Conor McGregor has told Dustin Poirier their third fight scheduled for July 10 is off after the pair quarrelled on Twitter over a US$500,000 (S$671,000) donation to the American’s charity.

Former two-weight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion McGregor said earlier this month that a third fight was booked with Poirier, who became the first man to knock him out in January.

McGregor knocked Poirier out in a featherweight contest in 2014.

But McGregor was not happy when Poirier said the Irishman had not made good on a promise to donate to his charity.

“A donation, not a debt. We’ve been awaiting the plans for the money that never came,” McGregor said in a reply.

“500k with no plan in place,” he added.

“The fight is off… I’m going to fight someone else on the 10th.”

Poirier replied by saying McGregor’s team “never responded” to e-mails explaining where the funds would go.

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