Dustin Poirier (birth name – Dustin Glenn Poirier), nicknamed – The Diamond, is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in The UFC’s lightweight division.
Poirier co-founded the Good Fight Foundation with his wife and was featured in the MMA documentary “Fightville.”
He was born on January 19, 1989, in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.
Dustin is of French descent, specifically of Cajun heritage, also known as Acadians.
He attended the Northside High School in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Dustin turned professional in 2009.
On November 12, 2010, he won a match against Zach Micklewright at WEC 52 via first-round TKO.
On January 1, 2011, Dustin won his first match in The Ultimate Fighting Championship vs. American former professional mixed martial artist Josh Grispi.
On June 11, 2011, Poirier won a fight against Jason Young through a unanimous decision at the UFC 131.
On November 12, 2011, Poirier defeated American mixed martial artist Pablo Garza at UFC via second-round D’arce choke.
On May 15, 2012, he was defeated via submission (D’arce Choke) in the fourth round by Chan Sung Jung in the main event at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.
On February 16, 2013, he lost a fight via unanimous decision in a match vs. Cub Swanson at UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald.
On December 28, 2013, Poirier defeated Diego Brandão at UFC 168 via knockout in the first round.
In 2014, Dustin won a fight against Akira Corassani via TKO in the second round at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.
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On September 27, 2014, Poirier lost the match against Conor McGregor by TKO in the first round at UFC 178.
”I don’t just knock them out, I pick the round,” Conor said.
Poirier earned $34,000 for the fight, while McGregor $150,000.
On June 4, 2016, Poirier won a fight against Bobby Green via knockout in the first round at UFC 199.
On September 17, 2016, Dustin lost a fight against Michael Johnson via first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 94.
On November 11, 2017, Poirier defeated Anthony Pettis via TKO at UFC Fight Night 120. He said after the match:
”This last one was a bloodbath.”
On July 28, 2018, he won a match against Eddie Alvarez via TKO in the second round at the main event at UFC on Fox 30.
On September 7, 2019, Dustin lost a match vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov via rear-naked choke submission in the third round at UFC 242.
Dustin said after the match:
”If I choose to fight again, I’ll be back strong. If not I’ll see what God has in store for me.”
On June 27, 2020, he won a fight against Dan Hooker at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.
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In January 2021, Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor at 2:32 of Round 2 at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.
Dustin’s payday was at $1 million + a cut of the revenue, while McGregor’s purse was $5 million.
”Conor has taken the result very professionally, we are one and one now so maybe we do it again,” Dustin said after the fight.
On July 10, 2021, Poirier has beaten McGregor after Irishman broke his leg in the first round at UFC 264.
On September 4, 2009, Dustin Poirier got married to Jolie.
She is the owner of Bourbon & Threatd LLC.
Her Instagram account (mrsjoliepoirier) has over 114k followers.
In April 2018, the two co-founded the Good Fight Foundation. Dustin got the idea to start a foundation in 2017 after he auctioned his fight-used gear.
He said for UFC: ”That was the fuse to start a foundation.”
Good Fight Foundation donated 1,000 meals to medical staff in Louisiana in April 2020. He said: ”There’s three major hospitals here in Lafayette.” Dustin continued: ”We want to feed every employee – doctors, nurses – at every hospital.”
Jolie and Dustin have a daughter named Parker Noelle (b. August 2016).
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He has many tattoos. For instance, Dustin has tiger stripes on the left side of the chest, while on the right side of the chest, Poirier has the name of his daughter tattooed.
In addition, Dustin has 3 Japanese characters on his chest that say ”bushidō.” He got his first tattoo at around age 14.
Poirier is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
”We fall, but we get up because the ground is no place for a champion.”
”You take the risk…That’s just fighting. It’s so unpredictable.” (Source)
”Every day I wake up and go to sleep, I’m thinking about beating Cub Swanson.”
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Dustin Poirier – Net Worth
Poirier earned most of his wealth from competing in UFC. For example, Dustin earned $330,000 from his match vs. Max Holloway at UFC 236, $1 million for beating McGregor at UFC 257, and $1,021,000 for his win at UFC 264.
In addition, Dustin has several sponsors. In 2013, he thanked his sponsors on Facebook. Some of his sponsors include – Ortoll Holdings Inc., Muscle Pharm, Moores Machine Shop, Genox Transportation, Tomahawk Rents, and HeadRush.
In 2018, it was reported that Poirier is sponsored by Joe Rogan’s company Onnit. Therefore, professional mixed martial artist Dustin Poirier has an estimated net worth of $6.5 million.
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