Mixed Style American MMA fighter Dustin Poirier has gone on Twitter to thank Russian UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for donating to his Good Fight Foundation. The post reads:
“Thank you for your generous donation and for keeping your word. Your contribution will help people! ”
On 7 September the undefeated Russian put on a signature showing to take out Dustin Poirier in a UFC title unification bout from Abu Dhabi.
As he punished Poirier on the ground over two-plus rounds, the supreme grappler secured a rear naked choke to finish the fight at 2:06 in the third round.
Nurmagomedov, hailing from Russia's Dagestan province, once again proved he is the best 155-pound fighter on the planet.
It was the UFC's third-ever show in the UAE and Nurmagomedov's first outing since beating Irishman Conor McGregor in a spectacular defence of his title in October 2018.
Immediately after the Saturday match, the rivals exchanged t-shirts as Nurmagomedov promised the American that he would auction off his outfit and transfer the funds to Poirier’s charity foundation.
Twitter had words of praise for the Russian’s gesture:
this is what make you a real champ, is what you are doing outside the octagon.— M kaoutar (@MaayoufiK) September 13, 2019
A real champ... inside and outside the ring— probaz (@probaz6) September 13, 2019
I'd rather see two warriors hugging it out after a fight than listen to McGregor tweeting pure trash.— Prophet (@Prophet_Ru) September 13, 2019
People's Champ 🦅— Kay-Hass (@Kay__Hass) September 13, 2019
Need more of this in mma.— Rohit Kumar (@old_monk9) September 13, 2019