Dustin Poirier didn’t win the undisputed lightweight title at UFC 242, but he won over a lot of hearts. And he has a lot to be proud of.
Poirier has reached his goal of raising $25,000 after partnering his charity, “The Good Fight Foundation,” with Justin Wren’s “Fight For The Forgotten” to raise money to build a new solar powered water well and a new water tower for an orphanage in Uganda, which was recently struck by a flood that caused a lot of damage.
Poirier on Tuesday took to Twitter to celebrate the achievement and show his gratitude for everyone’s support.
Woke up with a smile on my face today! Thank you to everyone who shared the message and donated to @TheGoodFightFDN We are changing the world!!
Poirier also called reaching his $25,000 goal a win for him in his thank you video posted on the foundation’s page below.
“What’s up, I’m back home in Louisiana. These last few days have been pretty tough for me but this morning, I woke up and saw that “The Good Fight Foundation’s” goal with “Fight For The Forgotten” was reached. We’re going to be able to bring fresh water to the pygmy people in Uganda. That’s a win right there. I’m just feeling very grateful for that and it’s all because of you guys. Thank you for donating, sharing, spreading the word. I love you all, this is very important to me, thank you. Thank you.”
Poirier auctioned off his UFC 242 fight kit to raise money for his cause. Following his win over Poirier at UFC 242, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov swapped shirts with Poirier and offered to auction off the shirt himself and donate the money to Poirier’s charity. UFC president Dana White offered to match the money raised.
Speaking to MMA Junkie before his fight, Poirier said if he surpasses his $25,000 goal, Justin Wren and his team will do a few more wells.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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