Dustin Poirier- Profile
Dustin Poirier is a a sportsman mixed martial artist (MMA) who became a pro in 2009. He had fought in both featherweight and lightweight divisions but now currently competes in the lightweight category in the world’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion the ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ (UFC).
His nickname is ‘the diamond’, and he was born in Louisiana, United States of America and has already fought 33 times. His UFC career so far has seen him earn several accolades, including winning the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus award thrice against Jung Chan-Sung, Akira Corassani, and Jim Miller. He has also won the ‘Performance of the Night’ award twice against Carlos Diego Ferreira and Yancy Medeiros.
His career hasn’t been easy, but the latest suggestions by Dana White seem to reveal that Poirier will face Irish fighter Conor McGregor again to complete the trilogy and that these will be the next fight for both men. This fight would be huge for all UFC fans and it would be very interesting to see who comes out on top in this battle.
Back in April 2019 was when Dustin Poirier picked up the lightweight belt after a solid victory but he lost the belt in his next fight.
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Dustin Poirier record:
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor first fight- Loss by knockout, Las Vegas, United States of America, 27th September 2014
Dustin Poirier vs Max Holloway- Win by unanimous decision, Atlanta, United States of America, 13th April 2019
Dustin Poirier vs Khabib Nurmagomedov- Loss by submission, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7th September 2019.
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor second fight- Win by knockout, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24th January 2021
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