UFC's Dustin Poirier Offers to Donate $20K to Charity Of Charles Oliveira's Choice

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 12, 2021

Charles Oliveira, right, lands a punch against Dustin Poirier during a lightweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 269, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
AP Photo/Chase Stevens

Dustin Poirier is not a sore loser.

Poirier offered Charles Oliveira a $20,000 donation to the charity of his choice after being submitted by the UFC lightweight champion at Saturday's UFC 269 pay-per-view.

"I saw a video this week of him showing where he grew up and where his mom cooked dinner for him. I think it was an old video and saw some of the sights of where he grew up and just how little they had," Poirier told reporters after the fight (24:17 mark). "It came to me this week, I thought I was going to let him knowโ€”win, lose or drawโ€”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. He's a good guy, and he knows where the money would go the furthest."

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๐Ÿ’Ž <a href="https://twitter.com/DustinPoirier?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DustinPoirier</a> just donated $20,000 to a hometown charity of <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesDoBronxs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CharlesDoBronxs</a> choice. <br><br>Being a champion doesn't begin and end with twelve pounds of gold. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC269?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UFC269</a> <a href="https://t.co/y4AElHBkX4">pic.twitter.com/y4AElHBkX4</a>

Oliveira is from Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil, a nation ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is the only country with a higher death toll from COVID than Brazil.