Dustin Glenn Poirier, born on January 19, 1989, to Lafayette in Louisiana (United States) is a practitioner of mixed martial arts (MMA) US, ancestry, and culture Cajun. Nicknamed "The Diamond", he currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Full Name||Dustin Glenn Poirier|
|Birthdate||January 19, 1989|
|Birthplace||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Division||Lightweight (2009–2010, 2015–present), Featherweight (2011–2014)|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Tim Credeur|
Dustin Glenn Poirier was born on January 19 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is of French descent. Dustin wrestled at Northside High School in Lafayette. He then moved to South Florida with his wife, for training purposes.
Dustin Poirier made his professional debut in 2009. He quickly posted a record of 7 wins to no losses, mainly in regional organizations in the southern United States.
Dustin Poirier joined the major organization of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) a year later and competed in WEC 50 against Danny Castillo for his debut. He loses this first fight by decision, Aug 18, 2010. In his second fight, he defeated Zach Micklewright (in) by TKO in the first round, November 11, 2010, during WEC 52.
In October 2010, parent company Zuffa announces the merger of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) with its lead organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On this occasion, Dustin Poirier then joined the workforce of the largest American organization.
Last WEC featherweight champion and inducted UFC champion, Jose Aldo had to fight for his first title defense against Josh Grispi at the UFC 125.
Dustin Poirier is one of the subjects of the documentary fight Ville Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, who examined the scene of the MMA in southern Louisiana.
Dustin Poirier wife’s name is Jolie Poirier.