“Man This Is Why I Love Dustin” – Dustin Poirier’s Heartfelt Gesture for Cancer Patient Wins Over UFC Fans

Published 02/23/2023, 11:45 AM EST

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Dustin Poirier has been one of the most inspirational fighters in the UFC owing to his actions outside the UFC octagon. Despite the fact that fans remember Poirier due to his former rivals, he is also known for his charity work. The Lafayette-born fighter is involved with The Good Fight Foundation and is helping thousands of patients all around the US and the world. Moreover, the former UFC champion is personally involved with the foundation and takes care of its promotion.

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This time, a piece of wholesome news has emerged wherein ‘The Diamond’ has shared a heartfelt message for one of his members of The Good Fight foundation. This message is bound to melt a few hearts from amongst his fans.

Fans react as Dustin Poirier sends a message to a cancer survivor

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The former UFC interim lightweight champion tweeted in response to a message sent by Peyton Murphy. The five-time cancer survivor sent a tweet for Poirier. Murphy wrote, “Gang Gang @DustinPoirier” along with a picture of the two.

In response to Murphy’s tweet, Poirier wrote, “You’re the strongest person I’ve ever met Peyton.” However, this isn’t the first time the Louisiana fighter has encouraged and praised his fellow Louisiana citizen.

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During the weigh-ins, Poirier said, “I want to thank you all for the cheers and the boos. I love you all. I want to give a shoutout to a young man in the audience. A real fighter from Lafayette, Louisiana – Peyton Murphy, keep fighting brother, you are the real fighter.”

The fans took to Twitter to share their opinion.

Another fan added similar lines.

Furthermore, one social media user tweeted.

One fan had some words for Murphy.

Similarly, another fighter said some nice words.

The former interim lightweight champion will forever be a supporter of the inspirational Murphy.

Who is Peyton Murphy?

The Lafayette, Louisiana born is a ‘real fighter’ according to the UFC lightweight. Murphy is an inspiration to many as he is a 5-time cancer survivor. Furthermore, Murphy is also a music producer according to his Twitter account.

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‘The Diamond’ has helped Murphy with the help of The Good Fight Foundation. The Louisiana fighter raised $30K for Murphy, according to reports.

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What do you think about Dustin Poirier’s gesture? Let us know in the comments below.

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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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