Khabib Nurmagomedov And Dana White Raised An Incredible $200,000 For Dustin Poirier's Good Fight Foundation
Khabib Nurmagomedov has kept true to his promise and donated a whopping $100,000 to Dustin Poirier's Good Fight Foundation -- and Dana White has matched his donation.
The Russian UFC star, 30, picked up a stunning victory over 30-year-old Poirier at UFC 242 on 7th September and successfully retained the lightweight championship.
And Khabib wore the former interim lightweight champ's fight shirt after their bout and promised to sell it to raise funds for the Good Fight Foundation.
According to Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, the 'Eagle' donated an incredible $100,000 to Poirier's charity.
The 'Diamond,' who recently teased a return to the octagon in December, took to Twitter to confirm that UFC president White had matched Khabib's donation.
He tweeted: "Just got off the phone with @danawhite he is matching Khabib's donation to the @TheGoodFightFDN!!! I'm so grateful for the love and support! Thank you all [sic]!!!"
Just got off the phone with @danawhite he is matching Khabib's donation to the @TheGoodFightFDN !!! I'm so grateful for the love and support! Thank you all!!!
- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 16, 2019
Khabib keeps his word (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/cZnu5vVmcz
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 16, 2019
The UFC president had confirmed after UFC 242 that he would match the Dagestan superstar's donation to Poirier's charity.
Poirier was thrilled with the money raised by Khabib and White and said that "it's going to help a lot of people."
He told MMA Junkie: "I'm proud of that. I appreciate them helping out the charity. It's been growing and I'm very grateful for that."
The Good Fight Foundation collaborates with the Fight For The Forgotten to help support Batwa Pygmy children "after a torrential flood that recently ruined the only water source at their school and orphanage."
Both parties are trying to raise $25,000 to build a new deep well, solar-operated pumping system and a water tower.
Khabib pocketed a mammoth $6m pay package for his UFC 242 clash, which dwarfed Poirier's $290,000 for the fight.
White has confirmed that Tony Ferguson is next in line for a title shot against the undefeated Khabib, with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre saying that it is "100 per cent" deserved.
Everything happens for a reason. This is my journey and it's unique. Thank you Khabib for another tough life lesson. No excuses no regrets. Gonna take my lumps and keep it moving. #paidinfull pic.twitter.com/ZHPIYfVey5
- The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 12, 2019
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