Dustin Glenn Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist and philanthropist. He currently fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. His new hot sauce brand ‘Poirier’s Louisiana Style’ is inspired from his hometown of Lafayette.
About Dustin Poirier in brief
Dustin Glenn Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist and philanthropist. He currently fights in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. As of December 22, 2020, he is #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings and #7 in theUFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. He has been competing professionally since 2009, and he has also competed in the WEC. He also holds notable victories over fighters such as Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis, Dan Hooker, and Conor McGregor. His new hot sauce brand ‘Poirier’s Louisiana Style’ is inspired from his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, and is available for purchase on his official website for USD 12. His fight against Chan Sung Jung on May 15, 2012, in the main event at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poiriers was honored as the Fight of the Year by several publications at the conclusion of 2012. He lost his second fight within 63 days as he stepped in as a replacement for an injured Dennis Siver. He dropped out in the ninth grade because of repeatedly getting into trouble and street fights. He still spends most of his time in Lafayette with his wife Jolie and their daughter, but trains at American Top Team in South Florida, where he relocates before fights.
In October 2010, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC. After the UFCWEC merger, newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo was set to make his first defense against No. 1 contender Josh Grispi at UFC 125. Poirie agreed to step in and face Grisp i at the event on January 1, 2011. He won the fight by unanimous decision. He was expected to face Rani Yahya on June 11, 2011, at UFC 131. However, Yahya was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer, Jason Young. He defeated Young via unanimous decision after three rounds. He then faced Erik Koch on August 31, 2013, atUFC 164, and lost the fight via submission in the fourth round. He next faced Jonathan Brookins on December 16, 2012 at UFC 16 Finale. The Ultimate Fighter 16 winner defeated Jonathan Brookin via D’arce choke in the second round. His next fight was against Cub Swanson in the co-main event of UFC 164 on February 16, 2013. The fight was a rematch of the UFC on fuel TV: Barão vs McDonald vs. McDonald, which earned both participants Fight ofthe Night honors. He went on to win the fight in the third round via a rear-naked choke. He now has a record of 7–0.