ATT owner Dan Lambert donates Dustin Poirier's UFC 236 gym fees to Good Fight Foundation
The acts of kindness from the MMA community continue to pour in following Dustin Poirier’s interim lightweight title victory last weekend at UFC 236.
This one comes from American Top Team owner Dan Lambert.
Lambert has joined the likes of Max Holloway, Alan Jouban and Eryk Anders in contributing to Poirier’s Good Fight Foundation non-profit charity, which has a goal of raising money to help build a playground for disabled kids at Prairie Elementary School in Poirier’s hometown of LaFayette, La. The playground will be in honor of Aaron Hill, a 7-year-old boy from the school who died in October 2017 from a rare brain disorder called adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).
Poirier on Friday told MMA Junkie that Lambert, who owns the gym in Coconut Creek. Fla., has taken his gym fees stemming from UFC 236, valued at more than $12,000, and given them to The Good Fight Foundation, which was founded in 2018 with a goal of using Poirier’s UFC career to help benefit the less fortunate in and around his home city.
“That’s a big deal to me,” Poirier told MMA Junkie of Lambert’s contribution.
The bidding for Poirier’s UFC 236 fight kit started at $500 and already has surpassed $8,000.
Poirier said in a Twitter post announcing the auction that his fight gloves are not part of it because someone already made a generous donation to snatch them up. But he also has Holloway’s gloves from the fight, signed by “Blessed,” donated to help raise money for the cause. Those were sold as well.
“The Diamond” claimed the interim lightweight belt in the UFC 236 headliner when he defeated Holloway by unanimous decision at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The victory set up a likely unification bout with undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC), which is expected to take place in September.