The legend of Max Holloway just keeps on growing, as the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion keeps displaying that he is indeed of one the good guys in mixed martial arts (MMA).
After suffering a unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier after five rounds of action at last Saturday night’s (April 13, 2019) UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Atlanta, Ga., “Blessed” proceeded to donate his signed fight-worn gloves to Poirier’s amazing “Good Fight” foundation.
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Dustin Poirier tells me immediately after the fight, Max Holloway signed and gave him the gloves he wore at #UFC236 to help with Poirier's Good Fight charity. He did this of his own volition because he wanted to help out. Amazing.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) April 16, 2019
The gloves will be auctioned off this Wednesday (April 17, 2019) through the foundation’s social media account. The funds raised from the auction -- which will also include of all of Poirier’s fight-worn gear — will be used to help build a playground in Poirier’s hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.
According to MMA Junkie, efforts for the playground were inspired in memory of Aaron Hill, a seven-year old student who passed away because of Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a rare genetic neurological disease, who longed for a playground for special needs students in his school.
Indeed, in a day where some rivalries seem to go overboard, it’s refreshing to see two gentleman of the combat world use their platform to unite together for a great cause. Perhaps Holloway was onto something with this suggestion.