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Khabib Nurmagomedov And Dana White To Donate To Dustin Poirier’s Charity After Epic UFC 242 Clash

Khabib Nurmagomedov And Dana White To Donate To Dustin Poirier’s Charity After Epic UFC 242 Clash

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White both oozed pure class as they promised to donate money to Dustin Poirier's Good Fight Foundation.

The Russian UFC star, 30, defeated the 30-year-old Poirier at UFC 242 by successfully locking in a rear-naked chokehold and retaining the UFC lightweight championship.

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Khabib wore the former interim lightweight champ's fight shirt after their showdown and promised to sell it and donate all of the money from it to the Good Fight Foundation.

UFC president White told USA Today's Mike Bohn that he would match what the Dagestan superstar donates to Poirier's charity.

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The Good Fight Foundation works alongside the Fight For The Forgotten to support Batwa Pygmy children "after a torrential flood that recently ruined the only water source at their school and orphanage."

Both parties are aiming to raise $25,000 to build a new deep well, solar-operated pumping system and a water tower.

Credit: Good Fight Foundation
Credit: Good Fight Foundation

Khabib taunted fierce rival Conor McGregor after his victory over Poirier, saying that he wants to "forget the b******t" that he put up with against the Irish superstar.

But McGregor wasted little time in reigniting his rivalry with Khabib as he called for their rematch to be booked in Moscow.

Khabib, who wants a charity clash with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre, demanded that he should be placed at the top of the pound-for-pound fighters in UFC after his triumphant win over Poirier.

"Put me on No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter next week, because I think I deserve this," he said at his post-fight press conference.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Because I dominate with all my opponents. I am undefeated. I think I deserve some respect."

The undefeated Khabib, who took his record to an unblemished 28 wins and no losses, said everything that "I am is because of my father."

He continued: "I want to say thank you so much to all of my family, my team, my brothers, my uncles -- we have grown up together, we have all done this together.

"MMA is about respect; this is what we showed tonight."

According to White, McGregor could have his rematch next with the 'Eagle' should Tony Ferguson not take up a fight with the lightweight champ.

Who should face Khabib next?

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Good Fight Foundation

Topics: UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, UFC 242, UFC News, MMA News, eagle, MMA, Dana White

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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