Dustin Poirier Says He Will Use Conor McGregor’s Donation To Open Up Gyms

Dustin Poirier Says He Will Use Conor McGregor's Donation To Open Up Gyms

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are officially slated to fight in January 2021. While the rumor mill for the fight has been chugging, we finally got an official confirmation.

One of the key points in accepting this fight for Dustin was the donation Conor McGregor promised. This was when the fight was being promoted as a charity exhibition fight. Poirier has spoken about whether Conor and he have agreed on an amount and what he will do with the donation.

“I’m not sure. I take Conor as a man who does what he says he’s going to do. I’m sure after the fight he will donate to the charity, we will talk about it after the fight. I’m excited and thankful for that, it’s gonna help a lot of people out. I have good plans for the money and I think with that amount of money we can do exactly what I had planned from the beginning.

“From the beginning, I have always wanted to open up a gym or some after school place where combat sports was taught. Let these kids burn off some energy, get them off the streets, and teach them self defense. It’s going to be good man.”

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While the money for charity is exciting, it all comes down to the octagon. Dustin Poirier has stayed active and has a genuine ambition to return to the title.

He came as close to beating Khabib Nurmagomedov as anyone had. However, Conor McGregor is a massive superstar who will always have leverage. But will he immediately become a title contender?

Conor McGregor
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor speaks at the UFC 229 press conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York, NY. McGregor will face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event on October 6, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor’s last fight was more of a showcase against Cowboy Cerrone. But, McGregor showed that he still has otherworldly ability.

This will be the first time we see Conor fighting at Lightweight since his loss to Khabib in 2018. Meanwhile, this is the division Dustin Poirier has been dominating in his absence.

Hopefully, Conor makes a donation worthy of the stature of his name. We saw Khabib do that after his fight with Dustin, so maybe Conor will follow suit and make a handsome donation.

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