Dustin Poirier put his bloodied UFC Norfolk fight gear up for auction to help a slain police officer’s family in his hometown.
One of the most noteworthy nights of Dustin Poirier’s career happened on Saturday in Norfolk, Virginia, when he stopped former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Now, a fan can get a chance to own a piece of that three-round war.
“The Diamond” decided to put his blood-stained fight gear up for auction, but it is not for his own consumption, as he intends for the proceeds to be given to the family of Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in October in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.
As of this posting, Poirier’s used trunks, gloves, hand wraps, shirt, and cap have racked up seven bids amounting to $3,550 on eBay. This is a practice that the 155-pound standout intends to continue after every fight.
“I’m gonna do this for the rest of my career,” Poirier told MMAjunkie. “Every time I fight, I’m gonna auction everything off, or sell it. It’s gonna go to a charity, but it’s gonna be, for the most part, a local charity that affects my immediate community in Lafayette, Louisiana where I’m from.”
Poirier started auctioning off his used fight gear in May, after facing Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. He was able to raise a total of $5,100 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in Lafayette, which equaled to 3,000 meals.