Dustin Poirier has said that he will keep his word and donate $20,000 to a charity of UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira’s choice once he figures out which project he wants the donation to go to.
Poirier pledged $20,000 to a charity of Oliveira’s choice after his third-round submission loss to the Brazilian in their title fight at UFC 269. In a recent interview, ‘Do Bronx’ revealed that the Louisiana native’s pledge has put him under a lot of pressure because people keep bugging him with questions about the donation, which hasn’t been made yet.
“I have no idea how Poirier is planning to do that,” Oliveira said. “I have no idea how the bureaucracy of that works. My social project is mine. I don’t have the documentation once I invest my own money after every fight I have. I just tell people that the money didn’t arrive yet, but if Dustin really wants to make a donation and needs those bureaucracy documents, I’ll pick some local social project in my area. The most important thing is helping people who need to be helped, but to tell you the truth, after all the headaches I’ve been dealing with due to that Octagon proposal, I really don’t know if it was good or not.”
Poirier Updates On Donation Pledge
In a tweet earlier today, Poirier revealed that he has been in contact with Oliveira’s team and will fulfill his promise once the champ decides which project he wants the money to go to.
“For anyone asking about the $20k donation I promised, of course I’m going to honor it! We have been in contact with Charles and his team. We are waiting for them to figure out what project they want it donated to,” Poirier tweeted.
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