Dustin Poirier literally wore his emotions all over his sleeve after he lost his UFC lightweight championship unification bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, while crushed in defeat “The Diamond” still walked away a winner.
Poirier, 30, started a charity called “The Good Fight Foundation,” which raises money for charities by Poirier auctioning off his memorabilia.
While Poirier left without a belt on Saturday, he did leave knowing that his foundation will make good money.
Following the fight inside of the octagon, Nurmagomedov vowed to help Poirer’s foundation.
“I know Dustin does a lot of charity stuff,” said Nurmagomedov. “I’m going to sell this tee shirt and I’m going to send all the money to Dustin Poirier.”
The Good Fight Foundation continued to make money after that. UFC President Dana White also agreed to help out.
“It’s always cool when you see these guys respect each other,” said White. “I’ll tell you what. I’ll match whatever Khabib does.”
While upset from the loss, Poirier still took time to thank both Nurmagomedov and White for their donations.
“It’s great because it’s going to help a lot of people,” said the Lafayette, Louisiana native. “We’re building a water well in Uganda, so I’m sure with the memorabilia sold we can reach the goal.”
This is the third project by The Good Fight Foundation.
The first project, following his win over Eddie Alvarez , helped give over 3,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank.
After his UFC interim lightweight championship win over Max Holloway in April, the auction lead to the building of a playground for disabled children at a Lafayette elementary school.
The water well that is going to be built in Uganda is planned to help an orphanage and a school.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 7, 2019