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Dustin Poirier's wife Jolie immediately visited Conor McGregor in his dressing room after UFC 257 defeat as new behind-the-scenes footage shows her thanking the Notorious for his huge $500k donation to their 'Good Fight Foundation' charity

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Daily Mail
 2021-01-30

UFC fans have been given a sneak peak into the immediate aftermath of Conor McGregor's defeat by Dustin Poirier last weekend in Abu Dhabi.

McGregor was stunned by Poirier in their rematch at UFC 257 as he made his latest comeback, with the 32-year-old American getting his revenge via a second-round stoppage last weekend.

And in the immediate aftermath of the fight, after celebrating her husband's victory - Poirier's wife, Jolie, paid a visit to McGregor's dressing room to thank him for his $500,000 donation to their 'Good Fight Foundation'.

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Dustin Poirier's wife, Jolie, went to thank Conor McGregor in his dressing room after UFC 257
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Jolie told McGregor how grateful she was for his huge donation to the 'Good Fight Foundation'

In the 'UFC 257: The Thrill and the Agony' behind-the-scenes video, Jolie can be seen walking into the Irishman's locker room, before telling McGregor: 'I just wanted to say thank you so much.'

McGregor instantly replied: 'Congratulations tonight, he fought a great fight.'

Jolie then highlighted McGregor's charitable donation: 'Thank you for everything. It's going to help change a lot of people's lives.'

The 'Good Fight Foundation' was started by Poirier and Jolie, with the pair auctioning off memorabilia from Dustin's storied UFC career.

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Poirier and his wife Jolie pose for a photo following his victory over McGregor at UFC 257

The money raised benefits the hometown of Louisiana, helping communities in need - from food insecurity to health care and environmental disaster relief.

McGregor was a heavy favourite to ease past the American at Fight Island last weekend but was given a shock as he was stopped in the second round, leaving the Irishman at a crossroads after making his return from retirement.

There was the potential for a McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch prior to the Poirier fight but the Irishman's hopes of an epic showdown with his long-time rival went up in flames after his defeat.

Khabib had been mulling over a comeback if he was left impressed by what he saw at UFC 257, but McGregor's performance certainly didn't leave a mark on the pound-for-pound king.

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The American celebrates following his second-round stoppage of the Irishman in Abu Dhabi
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McGregor was stunned by Poirier as he made his latest comeback to the Octagon

The lightweight champion wrote on Twitter: 'This is what happened [sic], when you change your team, leave the sparring partners who made you a champion and sparring with little kids, far away from reality.'

And his coach Javier Mendez agreed with his fighter - saying McGregor has 'regressed' while Khabib has improved since beating his rival via submission in their 2018 bout.

'[McGregor] would've got smashed,' Mendez told Submission Radio. 'Khabib's gotten better. He would've gotten smashed. He would have gotten smashed, straight up.

Khabib's better. He's better than he was when they fought two years ago. Conor didn't appear to be better. He's regressed a little bit. Khabib's gotten way better. He would have gotten smashed.'

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