Dustin Poirier. Source: Bleacher report

Dustin Glenn Poirier is a philanthropist and professional MMA fighter from the United States.

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Early life

Poirier was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on January 19, 1989, and is of Acadian French ethnicity, specifically Cajun. He only attended Northside High School for a brief period before dropping out in the ninth grade due to a history of misbehaviour and street fights.

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Poirier still lives in Lafayette with his wife, Angelina Jolie, and their baby, but he trains at American Top Team in South Florida, where he relocates before fights.

Career

Early career

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Poirier went professional in 2009 and immediately established a 7–0 record, largely participating in regional promotions throughout his home state of Louisiana and the Southern United States. The documentary Fightville shows glimpses of Poirier’s early MMA career in Louisiana.

WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting)

Poirier was defeated by Danny Castillo in a unanimous decision in his WEC debut on August 18, 2010, at WEC 50.
Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright in the first round of WEC 52 on November 11, 2010.

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UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship)

World Extreme Cagefighting joined with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in October 2010. All WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC as part of the merger.

Following the UFC/WEC merger, newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo was set to defend his title against No. 1 contender Josh Grispi at UFC 125. On November 23, 2010, Aldo was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a back ailment. Dustin Poirier accepted to take Grispi’s place at the tournament on January 1, 2011. Poirier was victorious by unanimous decision.

Poirier vs. Holloway

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Poirier was scheduled to face Erik Koch at UFC 143 on February 4, 2012. However, Koch withdrew from the fight due to an injury, and was replaced by Ricardo Lamas. Then, just two weeks later, Lamas was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury, leaving Poirier without an opponent once more.

Max Holloway agreed to face Poirier a week later. Poirier won the opening round with a triangle-armbar from the mount position, receiving the Submission of the Night prize. 

Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje

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Poirier signed a new contract with UFC after his fight with Pettis, even though he had three fights left on his prior contract. On April 14, 2018, Poirier faced Justin Gaethje at UFC on Fox 29. In the fourth round, he scored a TKO to win the fight.  For this bout, he received the Fight of the Night bonus award.

Poirier faced Eddie Alvarez in a rematch in the main event of UFC on Fox 30 on July 28, 2018. In the second round, he scored a TKO to win the fight. This victory earned him the prize for Performance of the Night. On August 3, 2018, it was revealed that Poirier had agreed to face Nate Diaz in Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018. The fight was supposed to be the co-main event of UFC 230.

Poirier vs. McGregor

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Poirier fought Conor McGregor at UFC 178 on September 27, 2014. He was knocked out in the first round with a TKO. This was Poirier’s first time being interrupted by strikes. Poirier stated following the match: “It was always a plus in my opinion, but the Conor McGregor fight was the tipping moment.

“I remember seeing him backstage as I was getting ready to come out, and he gave me this smile and pointed at me. I’m not sure why, but it really struck a chord with me, guy. It completely messed with my head.”

Poirier challenged Conor McGregor in a rematch of their 2014 fight at UFC 257 on January 24, 2021, as the first fight of his new deal. He defeated McGregor by technical knockout in the second round, becoming the first person to do so. This victory earned him the prize for Performance of the Night.

The Dustin Poirier vs. McGregor fight is set to take place for the third time on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264.

Professional record summary
34 matches27 wins6 losses
By knockout132
By submission72
By decision72
No contests1
Mixed martial arts record

Philanthropy

Poirier auctioned off his UFC 211 gear on eBay to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Poirier’s shirt, gloves, headgear, hand wraps, and shorts fetched $5,100 from the highest bidder. Poirier and his wife established the Good Fight Foundation in April 2018. Poirier then auctioned off his UFC Fight Night 120 and UFC on Fox 29 fight kits.

The proceeds were split between the family of a dead Lafayette police officer and the Acadiana Outreach Center. Poirier also auctioned off his UFC on FOX fight kit and utilised the proceeds to purchase 500 backpacks for students in his hometown of Lafayette.

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After his fight with Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, the two swapped shirts. Nurmagomedov stated in his post-fight interview that he will sell the jersey Poirier gave him and donate the earnings to Poirier’s charity.

Similarly, Poirier revealed that he would sell off his UFC 242 fighting equipment to benefit the foundation. Following the event, Poirier auctioned off his fight gear, which included Nurmagomedov’s walkout shirt, for $60,200. Simultaneously, Nurmagomedov sold Poirier’s walkout shirt for $100,000, which Dana White matched for a total donation of $200,000 to Poirier’s organisation.

Poirier was scheduled to meet Garry Tonon in a grappling contest at the SubStars event on February 21, 2020, with Poirier giving his ticket and PPV sales, as well as a portion of his purse, to his charity. Tonon, however, suffered an injury a week before the contest, and the fight was cancelled.

Poirier’s nonprofit provided 1000 meals to the staff of three major hospitals in his hometown of Lafayette during the COVID-19 outbreak. Poirier received the Forrest Griffin Community Award from UFC on June 26, 2020, for his charitable contributions.

McGregor was set to donate $500,000 to the Good Fight Foundation following UFC 257, as he had agreed before their scheduled fight. Dustin Poirier reports that the donation had not been made as of April 12, 2021. The argument has sparked debate among the sports media.

Personal life

Source: TalkSPORT

Poirier’s wife’s name is Jolie Poirier. Parker Noelle Poirier, the couple’s first child, was born on August 20, 2016.

Rеаl Nаmе/Full NаmеDustin Glenn Poirier
Nісk Nаmе/Сеlеbrаtеd NаmеThe Diamond 
Віrth РlасеLafayette, Louisiana, United States
Dаtе оf Віrth/Віrthdау19 January 1989 
Аgе/Ноw Оld32 years
Неіght/Ноw Таll5’9″
175.26 cm
Wеіght155 lbs
70.31 kg
Раrеntѕ NаmеFаthеr –Darrell Poirier
Моthеr –Jere’ Folley Chaisson
NаtіоnаlіtуAmerican
Маrіtаl ЅtаtuѕMarried
WifeJolie Poirier
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn NаmеParker Noelle Poirier
РrоfеѕѕіоnMMA fighter
Nеt Wоrth$4 Million
Lаѕt UрdаtеdЈunе 2021

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