Dustin Poirier and Anthony Pettis finally got to scrap at UFC Norfolk and it did not disappoint. Not only did Poirier beat a former champion, but it was a dominant performance not for the faint of heart. There was blood spewing all over the place from a huge cut that opened up on Pettis. By the end of the fight, both men were turned red and the canvas looked like a Jackson Pollock. There was so much blood that Poirier is still hasn’t got it all off of his body.
“From this last one [with Pettis] my hair was matted with blood. Yeah, I took a shower. The crazy thing was the shower tile was white on the ground, so as soon as I got in there I could see how much blood was really pouring off of me. I mean my back, my shins, everything was covered. I’m still cleaning blood out of my ears right now, you know. Like, today. For sure, man. With an ear like this? They got some crevices in there that probably still have a few drops.”
— Jonnyboy (@Jonnyboy_6969) November 12, 2017
“I’ve been in a few of these fights in my career. And while it’s happening you just know. I like it. I hear the crowd, I smell the blood, I know my eye is swollen. I know we’re both damaged, and we’re both fighting off of will. It’s fun. I look forward to that. That’s fighting to me. [..] For this fight, the money I’m raising with my fight kit is for Cpl. Michael Middlebrook. A Lafayette, Louisiana police officer who’s a longtime police office here in Lafayette . He was reporting to a call at a gas station, hopped out his car and somebody shot him, man. He left behind a wife and three daughters.” — Dustin Poirier speaking to TMZ Sports.
Using the momentum (and some of that blood) from the Fight of the Night, Dustin Poirier is selling his fight kit to raise money for the family of a fallen police officer. The eBay auction is still going on and it has currently reached $4.9K with one day left. As for what’s next for Poirier, he wanted the winner of Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje’s fight and a $60K bonus. He’s already gotten one of those demands.
Here’s the link to my Fight Kit
100% of the proceeds are going to the family of a fallen police officer.
Thank you all!!https://t.co/Cs7eeYy03t
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) November 13, 2017
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/15/2017.