Dustin Poirier Makes a Heartwarming Gesture for Sam Alvey Following His Knockout Loss

Published 04/12/2021, 2:18 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Poirier prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The UFC builds its fighters up to be killing machines and warriors, but the fans know better than that. The roster is full of genuinely good-natured fighters and people who change the world for the better. Dustin Poirier is one of those fighters.

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Having done a huge amount of charity work in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, Poirier is known for being a nice guy among MMA fighters as well.

Case in point, he recently met Sam Alvey at the Atlanta airport and had some kind words for him after Alvey lost his fight.

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Alvey uploaded a tweet on Twitter detailing his experience. “Walking through Atlanta airport right now, minding my own and the amazing Dustin Poirier appeared out of nowhere and told me congratulations on my fighting to “keep my head up. It was a good one”. What a cool thing to have happens. I was a fan, but now… that’s just unreal,” he said.

Additionally, it’s not like Alvey is new to the business. A veteran of the sport, this was Alvey’s 50th match in his professional fighting career. Poirier’s act surely made his day.

He was fighting Julian Marquez, and the fight wasn’t really going his way. Marquez is known for his finishing prowess and Alvey had decided to engage with him. Every punch was a haymaker. Marquez almost knocked Alvey out with one of those punches.

However, the fight didn’t last very long and two minutes into the 2nd round, Marquez choked to earn a win by way of submission.

Julian Marquez hilariously replies to Sam Alvey’s tweet about Dustin Poirier

As if the victory wasn’t enough, Marquez replied to Alvey’s tweet with a “Seriously? That’s amazing!” Well, for all we know, it might be completely genuine. Nevertheless, it did make for a hilarious moment.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: Julian Marquez prepares to fight Maki Pitolo in their middleweight fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

This isn’t an isolated incident as Marquez is known for his funny gimmicks. He hilariously called out Miley Cyrus in a previous fight. Interestingly, Cyrus responded to him.

Who do you think is the nicest guy in the UFC?

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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