A professional mixed martial artist from the United States named Dustin Poirier is famous as “The Diamond.” He is most known for his several fights against Conor McGregor and was a previous interim UFC lightweight champion. He is ranked #8 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of 2022 and #2 among UFC lightweight.
Dustin Poirier Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $6 million|
|Full Name Dustin Glenn Poirier|
|Birth Date January 19, 1989|
|Age 33 Years|
|Birthplace Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Jolie Poirier|
Dustin Poirier Early Life
Poirier, who was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on January 19, 1989, is of Acadian French ancestry, more specifically, Cajun origin. His father Darrell Poirier and his mother Jere’ Folley Chaisson raised him in a difficult situation. He briefly attended Northside High School before dropping out in the ninth grade as a result of ongoing problems and street fights.
Dustin Poirier Early Career
In 2009, Poirier made the transition to the professional ranks. He swiftly amassed a 7-0 record while competing primarily in local promotions throughout his native Louisiana and the Southern United States. The film Fightville shows glimpses of Poirier’s early MMA career in Louisiana. In his WEC debut on August 18, 2010, Poirier was defeated by Danny Castillo in a unanimous decision at WEC 50. On November 11, 2010, at WEC 52, Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright via first-round TKO.
Dustin Poirier UFC Success
When he defeated Josh Grispi in January 2011, Dustin Poirier made his UFC debut. He had the Fight of the Night in a defeat to Chan Sung Jung in May 2012 and the Submission of the Night with a victory over Max Holloway in February 2012. When Poirier defeated Akira Corassani in December 2013, it was the fight of the night. With a victory over Yancy Medeiros in June 2015, he delivered the Performance of the Night. When Dustin Poirier defeated Jim Miller in February 2017, it was the fight of the night.
In November 2017 and April 2018, he defeated Anthony Pettis and Justin Gaethje in fights of the night, and in July 2018, he defeated Eddie Alvarez in a performance of the night. In April 2019, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway in the Fight of the Night to claim the interim UFC Lightweight Championship. In September 2019 he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Championship, then in June 2020, he defeated Dan Hooker in the Fight of the Night.
Dustin Poirier Wife
“The Diamond” wed his longtime high school sweetheart Jolie Le Blanc on 4 September 2009 and the couple appears to be enjoying one other’s company. In 2016, the couple gave birth to their first child, Parker Noelle Poirier.
Dustin Poirier Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Dustin Poirier is $6 million as of 2022. Poirier also earned almost $1 million in his last fight, a second-round knockout victory over McGregor, which took place earlier in 2021. His total compensation is therefore estimated to be $1,021,000 as $1,000,000 for the program plus $21,000 in incentive pay for fight week. From his brand deals, he has earned more than a million dollars and he has a variety of car collections.
Dustin Poirier Physical Stats