Dustin Poirier named inaugural winner of the “heart of diamond” community service award


Dustin Poirier had a pleasant surprise when weighing in at the UFC on ESPN 12. The former acting lightweight champion will become the first winner of the Forrest Griffin Community Award.As its name suggests, the award recognizes and rewards combatants who choose to give back to society.

Immediately after weighing their next bout, the UFC announced that Dustin will receive the award. Even if it was a surprise, Poirier had great ideas to share. In an interview with Jon Anik of ESPN, Poirier said:

“I’m just grateful, man. I am really. Life goes on and great things happen. Thank you very much for everything – for spreading the word, for helping me spread this message and reaching so many people with this platform. “

UFC President Dana White personally chooses the award recipient. So he certainly had great things to say about Poirier after the announcement. He said,

“Dustin is a great athlete. But more importantly, he is a great human being. He is a hard working child who is passionate about giving back not only to his community but [also] to those who are less fortunate. ”

Forrest Griffin, the light heavyweight veteran who gave his name to the award, said:

“I am so happy that people like him are in sports. He is such a good person and such a good representative of sport. Looking back in his life is something he can reflect on and be proud of. I couldn’t ask for a better spokesperson and leader to start the legacy of the award. “[quotesfrom[quotesfrom[citationsde[quotesfromUFC.com]

The Good Fight – Charity by Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier started his adventure in good will by launching the “Good Fight”, a non-profit organization with his wife, Jolie Poirier.

Poirier experienced the joy of being with children after meeting his firstborn, Parker Noelle Poirier. From there began his journey to try to bring happiness to all faces.

After its creation in 2018, Good Fight has taken several important steps in the short period of its existence.

Ranging from food drives to creating shelters, educational campaigns and campaigns for job opportunities, Good Fight has invested its efforts wherever possible.

The organization follows an approach that is not generally aimed at serving people belonging to a specific community. Instead, Poirier reaches out to anyone and anyone in need that his hands can reach.

By bringing out his inner “diamond”, Poirier does not dwell on the fight against memories or clothes to keep the fireplace. Instead, he auctioned off his war goods to donate and take care of the well-being of those who are unfortunate enough to live a much less spectacular life for his own. For example, families of missing heroes from law enforcement.

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The story of Aaron Hill

One such story of positivity that the organization aims to spread is that of Aaron Hill, 7 years old.

The hearty boy encountered a terrible illness that was terminal in nature. Gradually, Aaron lost his ability to walk or speak.

What he did not lose, however, was the innocence and the huge heart he had. So when the time came for him to ask everything he wanted, any wish he had, he surprised Poirier with his kindness.

Despite the wishes of the world that he could have achieved, Hill chose to wish a play area for the other children of Prairies elementary school. It was so that other children with similar conditions would have a play area to enjoy.

Dustin Poirier

Aaron’s altruism moved Poirier to the point that he still tears himself apart when talking about it.

After his fight with Max Holloway, Poirier immediately sold his equipment at auction and worked to prepare the playing field.

Poirier truly and richly deserves recognition of the passion with which he wishes to give back to the world. While “Diamond” capitalizes on his entire character, ranging from his tenacity as a fighter to the human in which he finds himself, “Diamond-Hearted” is something he has proven.

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