The backstage games started fiercely before the third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which will take place on July 10 in Las Vegas. The fight was officially confirmed today, which can relieve anyone worried after Conor announced over the weekend that he was retiring from the fight.
And it all started when Dustin attacked him for not keeping his promise to pay half a million dollars to his "The Good Fight" foundation. Many actually saw this as a good chance for launching “evil blood,” which could have a positive effect on the sale of the show’s broadcast.
Especially after McGregor announced back in January that he no longer intended to pretend to be a good guy, probably believing it was counterproductive to him in the second fight against Dustin. But it seems that something like this does not suit Poirier and he will try to stay away from discussions or any form of negative energy.
This can be deduced from his post on Twitter today, in which he decided to apologize for his recent actions that led to the aforementioned tense situation. He did so shortly after the fight was officially confirmed.
"1-1 July 10th we will settle the score!
Excited for the Trilogy with @TheNotoriousMMA but wanted to address this first" Dustin wrote, sharing the message in the form of a photo: "I am very passionate about my charity as you know. I jumped the gun and took private matters between Connor and my foundation public."
"My mistake, we live, we earn. Spreading positivity and doing good is my goal! I feel like I have brought 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." At the moment, we cannot assume how Conor will react to this apology, but we can assume that his long-term goal could be to keep Dustin from entering the fight relaxed and fully focused this time, as was the case in January, because we all know how it eventually ended up according to Conor.
But, precisely because of that victory and Dustin's realization that he is capable of it, this time it will be much harder for Conor to create the effect that made his job much easier in the case of their first duel.
It is still a little less than three months until the fight and it will be very interesting to follow everything that will happen in terms of promotion