Conor McGregor was paid touching visit by Dustin Poirier’s wife after KO

Dustin Poirier's wife, Jolie, visited Conor McGregor in his dressing room following the Irishman's defeat at UFC 257.

McGregor, 32, was knocked out in the second round of his bout with Poirier, 32, in the UAE last weekend.

The two fighters go a long way back and first met in the Octagon in 2014, when McGregor emerged victorious via first-round TKO.

Talks over a rematch began last year, with McGregor and Poirier discussing fighting for charity in a public Twitter exchange.

McGregor pledged to donate $500,000 (£365,000) to Poirier's Good Fight Foundation, which has a number of aims including building a gym where underprivileged youngsters can train combat sports.

And after witnessing her husband knock out the former two-division world champion, Jolie Poirier paid a touching visit to McGregor to thank him for his donation.

In a video uploaded on the UFC's YouTube channel, Jolie arrives in McGregor's dressing room and is asked how she is by the Irishman.

She responded, "I'm good, how are you? I just wanted to say thank you so much."


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McGregor, surrounded by his coaches and fiancee Dee Devlin, said: "Congratulations, he fought a great fight".

Jolie continued: "Thank you for everything. It's gonna help change a lot of people's lives," before wishing McGregor safe travels back to Ireland.

Jolie works as the Good Fight Foundation's vice president and director, while her husband has often auctioned off his fight memorabilia for good causes in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana and beyond.

These include repairing a damaged water supply at an orphanage in Uganda, building a playground for children with special educational needs and supplying rucksacks for 500 schoolchildren.

The Good Fight Foundation's latest endeavour involves crowdfunding to provide tutoring and transportation for children in Acadiana, Louisiana as part of its 'Project Learn' initiative.

Meanwhile, Poirier has not ruled out a trilogy bout with McGregor which could potentially have the UFC's lightweight belt on the line.

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