Dustin Poirier’s charity organization The Good Fight has thanked Khabib Nurmagomedov for his donation to the nonprofit following the athletes’ fight at UFC 244.
The organization works to raise money for a variety of causes, and Poirier has previously auctioned off gear he’s worn in his fights to contribute to the cause. At UFC 244, The Good Fight’s goal was to raise $25,000 for the Fight for the Forgotten (FFTF), which serves the Batwa Pygmy people of Uganda. The goal for the fundraiser was described as such on the Good Fight website:
“A recent torrential flood ruined the only clean source of water their village’s school and nearby orphanage had. Together, The Good Fight and FFTF, are setting a main crowdfunding goal of $25,000 which will build a new deep well, solar-operated pumping system, and water tower that will completely transform the way they receive safe and clean water for the school’s students, staff, and surrounding community.
The secondary stretch goal of $50,000 would allow for the charities to drill another six water wells equipped with hand pumps for the neighboring community and serve thousands more with life-saving and life-giving water.”
At the UFC 244 post-fight media conference, Nurmagomedov discussed his intention to contribute to The Good Fight, wearing Poirier’s shirt and promising to sell it and donate the profits to the charity. Dana White also stated that he’d match whatever amount the shirt sold for. After the successful sale of the shirt, Nurmagomedov’s father took to Instagram to say that the shirt had sold for a high price, though the exact amount hasn’t yet been revealed.
Nurmagomedov has also recently expressed interest in doing a charity fight to raise up to $50 million for African nations in need of clean drinking water.
To donate to The Good Fight, visit their PayPal page here.