Dustin Poirier added to the ‘Good Fight Foundation’ fund when his UFC 257 fight gear made more than $26,000 at auction.
As is now tradition after his fights, Poirier put up his entire outfit, worn on a momentous night for the lightweight when he knocked out Conor McGregor in Abu Dhabi, for sale.
Poirier chopped away at McGregor’s lead right leg to incapacitate himGetty Images – Getty
After 49 bids, the winner paid $26,200 for the collection, which includes shorts, shirt, hat, gloves and hand wraps.
And ahead of their fight, McGregor even made a $500,000 donation to the foundation.
The charity was set up by Poirier and his wife, Jolie, to help the fight against food poverty, health care issues and environmental disasters in their hometown of Louisiana.
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Jolie Poirier personally thanked McGregor for the $500,000 donation to the ‘Good Fight Foundation’UFC/YouTube
“Me and The Good Fight Foundation have done things outside of Louisiana, but obviously I grew up here in Lafayette, so the bulk of the things we do are in my local, immediate community,” he explained to MMA Junkie.
“But I would love for other fighters across combat sports, not even just mixed martial arts, but boxers – whoever feels in their heart they can benefit their community to auction things off to The Good Fight or to team up with us for goals and raise money and raise awareness for their fights for goals in their local communities.
“I think that The Good Fight Foundation could be across combat sports, and do a lot of great things for local communities of other fighters.”
McGregor’s donation will go towards building a gym in Lafayette for struggling youths, while he plans on teaming up with ‘The Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana to help bridge the gap in academic success by providing transportation and tutoring’ in what is called ‘Project Learn.’
It is another win for Poirier, who will now put the money raised in the eBay auction into this next fight before turning his attention to matters in the octagon again.