Dustin Poirier Reveals $100,000 Gift From Jake Paul- Plans to Auction It for Charity

Published 07/17/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Dustin Poirier secured arguably two of the biggest wins of his career at UFC 257 and UFC 264. ‘The Diamond’ is now 2-1 against his rival and the sport’s biggest star in Conor McGregor. The fight between the two men ended in a way that no one would have expected, as ‘The Notorious’, who snapped his leg in half, could not continue the fight past the first round. 

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Prior to the fight, Jake Paul shared videos on social media of him getting a custom chain made for himself. The chain featured a pendant of McGregor knocked out on the canvas following his loss to Poirier in January. Paul labeled it the ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain and revealed it cost him a whopping $100,000. After ‘The Diamond’s win, Paul said that he would ship the pendant over to Dustin Poirier, as he was more deserving of it. 

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A few hours ago, ‘The Diamond’ shared an update with his fans. He posted a picture of him holding up the chain with the caption, “Got the sleepy mac chain today from @jakepaul I will be auctioning it off soon for @thegoodfightfoundation To do something big in Lafayette!!.”

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Can Dustin Poirier win UFC gold in his second attempt?

After his win at UFC 264, Poirier is all but set to face champion Charles Oliveira in his next fight. This will be the second time fighting for UFC gold for ‘The Diamond’. In his last attempt, he came up short against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. He will aim to rectify his undisputed title fight record against ‘Do Bronx’. 

The fight between the two men will be extremely interesting, given that they have a combined 30 finishes and 29 Fight Night bonuses between them. ‘Do Bronx’ and ‘The Diamond’ will meet in their combined 56th UFC bout. When they do collide, it will set a new record for most shared octagon appearances in a title fight. 

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What do you make of the fight between Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira? Do you think Poirier can become the champion in his second attempt? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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