The fighter is looking to help his community as well as win gold at UFC 236, which is why Poirier is auctioning off fight gear to help build a playground for disabled children.
“There was a kid named Aaron Hill who had a very rare brain disease called ALD, and his dream and wish was his school would have a playground the people in wheelchairs and people in his class can go have time and play on,” Poirier told MMA Junkie. “He passed away before his dream became a reality. What me and the Good Fight Foundation are going to do is raise money through TheGoodFightGroup.com and auction off all my gear from this fight and get a playground built.”
Donations are being accepted for The Good Fight Group at this link.
Poirier plans on reaching the gold for the playground, one way or another.
“We’re going to reach that goal one way or another in Aaron Hill’s honor,” Poirier said. “His dream and wish can live on and we’re going to put a plaque in the middle of it with his name on it.”
UFC 236 takes place on Saturday, April 13 from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia with Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.