Dustin Poirier says family's 'financial freedom' from Conor McGregor wins was his biggest reward

After losing his first fight against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier won successive fights against the Irishman to complete a trilogy of blockbuster matchups.

Dustin Poirier's last fight came in a submission loss to Charles Oliveira back in December, but before that the Louisiana-born fighter recorded his 27th and 28th UFC victory against Conor McGregor.

The pair first met back in 2014, when McGregor recorded a knockout win during his peak featherweight years.

But in their rematch in January 2021, Poirier stunned McGregor with a number of fierce leg kicks, and a flurry of strikes in the second round saw the American fighter upset the odds and draw the series level.

The trilogy decider took place in July 2021, and this time the fight ended much quicker - and in a more gruesome fashion. Poirier again returned to the leg kicks, and despite McGregor holding his own for much of the first round, the 33-year-old suffered a broken leg that ended the fight.

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In the lead up to their trilogy match, the duo locked horns and were involved in some heated arguments. Following the match, Poirier commented on McGregor's trash talk:

"There's no coming back from that," said Poirier. "He was saying he was going to murder me, that I'd leave here in a coffin. You don't talk like that about people. I hope he gets home safe to his beautiful family."

But while shutting up McGregor must have brought Poirier a lot of joy, the American has stated the biggest reward from their trilogy matchup was being able to provide for his family.

After a Twitter troll attempted to criticise Poirier by stating he'd "won nothing" in his career, Poirier produced a powerful reply.

"Won my family financial freedom", tweeted the 33-year-old, who earned a little over $1,000,000 for his latest victory.

Not only has Poirier been able to help his immediate family, but he has also used a portion of his winnings to enhance his The Good Fight Foundation, which helps underserved communities in Louisiana.

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