Championship Life Is Better Than Anticipated For Dustin Poirier

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“It was good to be back in Louisiana visiting family and eating some Cajun food,” Poirier said. “But I’m already back in the gym working on jiu jitsu and boxing there in Louisiana.”

While the “The Diamond” is staying sharp, he hasn’t focused his training on the undefeated Russian just yet. He said he won’t start tailoring his training for Nurmagomedov until a fight is officially set, so his focus now is just on overall improvement.

He’s also focused on growing The Good Fight Foundation, which he and his wife, Jolie, founded. 

The non-profit organization auctions off fight-worn UFC memorabilia for charity and to benefit Poirier’s local community, and as his profile grows from his most recent win, the foundation goes along with it.

“The feedback has been great,” he said. “We’ve reached our goal. We’re going to build this playground. We’ll have it built before next school year, so this summer, it’s going to be done, and we’re just excited to keep the ball rolling and try to do bigger and bigger things and touch as many people as we can with The Good Fight (Foundation).”

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