WOW! Dustin Poirier Launches Massive Initiative to Feed Families in Louisiana

Published 11/25/2021, 9:27 AM EST
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 12: Dustin Poirier gestures to the crowd during the UFC 236 weigh-in at State Farm Arena on April 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dustin Poirier, the former Interim UFC lightweight champion, is arguably one of the best fighters on the roster. Poirier has conquered many great UFC fighters, including Conor McGregor, Max Holloway, and Dan Hooker. The American Top Team fighter has won seven Fight of the Night awards. Poirier has also won the performance of the night prize a total of four times.

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As of November 2021, ‘The Diamond’ stands first in the UFC’s lightweight division rankings. He also stands fifth in the UFC men’s pound for pound category. Many fans even consider Poirier to be the best lightweight fighter in the division’s history.

Apart from being a professional fighter, Dustin Poirier is also an owner of a charity organization known as, “The Good Fight Foundation.” According to a recent report from MMAJunkie, The Good Fight Foundation will provide 300,000 meals to families in need around Louisiana. Dustin Poirier’s organization has partnered up with Second Harvest Food Bank to carry out this venture. 

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The UFC has also awarded him the Forrest Griffin Community Award for his social services.

Our goal is to provide 300,000 meals to families in need,” said Poirier. “With rising food prices, a monetary gift is the most efficient way to help Second Harvest ensure families across South Louisiana have a meal for the holiday. $1 can help Second Harvest provide four meals to the moms, dads, and children in need.”

What’s next for Dustin Poirier?

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Dustin Poirier will be back in action next month. He will compete for the UFC lightweight championship title against Charles Oliveira. The fight will take place on the 11th of December at the highly anticipated UFC 269 event.

A victory over Oliveira would cap off an incredible year for Poirier. Poirer has fought twice this year against Conor McGregor, winning both times. ‘The Diamond’ has only lost once in the last five years, to UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – June 27: Dustin Poirier reacts after the conclusion of his lightweight fight against Dan Hooker during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Charles Oliveira, his opponent, has been in outstanding form lately. The Brazilian is on a nine-fight winning streak. In his most recent fight, he faced former champion Michael Chandler and completely dominated him to take the title. Fans should expect a nail-biting contest based on Poirier and Oliveira’s current form.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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