Charity and philanthropy have been a massive part of Dustin Poirier's life. In a great display of sportsmanship and generosity, Poirier declared that he was going to donate $20,000 to a charity of Charles Oliveira's choice after the duo locked horns in the main event of UFC 269.
The fact that the promise of a donation came right after Charles Oliveira bested Dustin Poirier in a title fight made the gesture even greater.
Dustin Poirier went on to offer additional details about how and why he decided to offer Charles Oliveira the donation. Here's what he had to say about the same while in conversation with the media at the post-fight media scrum:
"I saw a video of him showing where he grew up and where his mom cooked dinner for him. I don't know if it was an old video and saw some of the sights of where he grew up and just how little they had and it came to me this week, I thought I was going to let him know, win, lose or draw, talk to him after that me and the good fight foundation would donate $20,000 to his city in Brazil and put the money wherever they think it needs to be."
Watch the entire post-fight press conference right here:
Charles Oliveira overcomes Dustin Poirier against all odds
Dustin Poirier, while speaking with the media, admitted that he believed he was en route to winning the UFC lightweight strap at the end of the first round against Charles Oliveira.
However, Oliveira mounted a comeback and dominated the second round, landing heavy ground-and-pound on 'The Diamond'. He finished the fight in the third round with a rear-naked choke.
Charles Oliveira came into the bout as the betting underdog. Many have questioned the durability and heart of the Brazilian, and he proved his doubters wrong with an incredible come-from-behind victory.
Oliveira is set to take on Justin Gaethje next. UFC president Dana White confirmed the same in the post-fight press conference, saying that a bout between the Brazilian and the American would make sense.