UFC champion Dustin Poirier is raising thousands for children who are in need. The UFC lightweight champion who just knocked off popular martial artist Cornor McGregor over the weekend is also a cheerful giver.
The 32-year-old former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion and his lovely wife Jolie started auctioning off the jackets, wraps, and shorts that Poirier used in several fights—selling the memorabilia through a new nonprofit called “The Good Fight.” This nonprofit is devoted to helping underserved communities in their local Acadiana region.
Since the foundation began, it has raised thousands of dollars to impact people like the young family of fallen LPD officer Michael Middlebrook, disabled children, and less privileged people.
The first kit the UFC Champion auctioned was from the Poirier vs Eddie Alvarez fight, with proceeds offering 3,000 meals for their local Second Harvest Food Bank.
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After Jolie heard the story of a dying young boy, a playground specially-built for children with special needs was created as a fulfilment of dying wish of that young boy.
I can be the tough guy, travel all around the world, get in bloody fights.” he told KLFY News. (But) I can come home, and I’m still dad. I can play barbies. It really balances me out.”UFC champion Dustin Poirier
The donations made to The Good Fight also supported Justin Wren, former UFC fighter, who now champions long-suffering Pygmy tribes in Africa. These donations provided new solar power, water wells, and 43 acres of purchased land for the Uganda Batwa tribe.
Other fighters are now donating some of their kits for auction, this includes the winner of the UFC main event fight on Wednesday, Michael Chiesa.