Dustin Poirier Teams Up With Manny Pacquiao to Help the Homeless in Uganda

Published 04/17/2021, 3:51 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 06: Dustin Poirier poses on the scale during the UFC 242 weigh-in at The Arena on September 6, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The horde of nice guys in the UFC never ceases to decrease. There are people like the former heavyweight champion of the world like Stipe Miocic who are literal superhumans.

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Miocic works as a firefighter and a paramedic on the side. There are also people like Dustin Poirier who have done more good in their lifetime than most people combined.

Poirier is in the prime of his physical life, and that has translated well into his career. He is at the highest point of his career having bested Conor McGregor by way of knockout in the 2nd round. They will fight again, and if Poirier wins that, he’s surely fighting for the title.

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Until then, he’s spreading the message of philanthropy and good by working with Manny Pacquiao to help build some homes for homeless people in Uganda. Combatalk uploaded a post on Instagram detailing the partnership.

Dustin Poirier + Manny Pacquiao’s foundations have teamed up to build 32 houses for the homeless in Uganda,” they wrote. Poirier’s foundation, The Good Fight Foundation, aims to fight for those who are less fortunate and can’t fight for themselves.

They have been doing some great work in Poirier’s hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, and have helped supply essential items for schools, raising funds for children’s hospitals and so much more. Poirier has been highly involved in the working of the foundation and plans to jump into it once he retires.

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor trade barbs over a 500,000 dollar donation

The third fight in the trilogy between Poirier and McGregor was in disarray after the Irishman posted a tweet on Twitter saying that the fight was off.

He accused Poirier’s foundation of not providing plans for the 500k donation that he was going to make. On the other hand, Poirier’s foundation said that Conor hadn’t paid anything yet.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

However, it was all sorted out in the end. Thankfully, the money should reach those who really need it and Poirier can continue to work for the betterment of this society.

Do you think there’s anyone in the UFC who is doing more work for their community than Dustin Poirier?

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Aniket Awasthi

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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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