We're several days removed from Dustin Poirier's big win over Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night Norfolk and it was such a bloody affair that the UFC featherweight contender is still washing Pettis' blood off his body. Poirier shared just how gross things got plasma-wise with TMZ Sports.
“From this last one my hair was matted with blood," Poirier said. "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.”
“I’ve been in a few of these fights in my career and while it’s happening you just know," Poirier continued. "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."
And if you're looking to add some grisly memorabilia to your MMA collection, Dustin Poirier’s got something that might interest you. He's selling the clothes he wore in his fight with Pettis, and yes they're still covered in blood.
"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," Dustin said. "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.”