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Dustin Poirier makes heroic effort for hospital staff in dire times

As the United States is struck hard by Covid-19, UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier stepped up, helping out hospital staff. 

No matter where in the world you are, chances are you’re affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As of now, the United States is struggling to handle all the cases, and has the most confirmed cases in the world. Hospital staff have been doing their utmost and are true heroes in these times, something that former UFC interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier is acknowledging.

Poirier has been involved in charity work for many years via his Good Fight Foundation. Alongside his wife, Poirier has taken part in a string of different charity projects since 2017. The former interim champ is also an outspoken food aficionado, and both aspects showed in a recent good deed committed by the Louisiana native.


Via The Good Fight Foundation Poirier teamed up with Deanos Pizza to donate 1,000 meals to hospital staff in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“The Good Fight Foundation will be teaming up with Deanos Pizza and donating 1,000 meals to the hospital staff on the front lines of COVID-19 in Lafayette, LA (on) Easter Sunday and throughout next week,” a statement from The Good Fight Foundation read. “Wishing you all a safe an Happy Easter.”

Before the UFC went on hiatus, Poirier was set to face New Zealand’s rising star; Dan Hooker. The lightweight bout was scheduled as the main event for UFC San Diego on May 16th. When the bout fell through due to the event being cancelled, alongside all other UFC events, the two exchanged pleasantries and well wishes aimed at the other’s families.

It just goes to show that despite MMA being a violent sport, many of it’s competitors have the heart of a champion.


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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for