Dustin Poirier: MMA Fighter, Age, Height, Fights, Net Worth!

MMA fighter from the United States named Dustin Glenn Poirier made his professional debut in 2009. In the world’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, “Ultimate Fighting Championship,” he had competed in both the featherweight and lightweight classes (UFC). He has received many honors throughout his UFC career, including three ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus awards for his victories over Jim Miller, Akira Corassani, and Jung Chan-Sung. He has also twice defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira and Yancy Medeiros to win “Performance of the Night” honors. Among these, his Fight with Jung Chan-Sung in May 2012 was recognized by various magazines as the “Fight of the Year.” In the mixed martial arts film “Fightville,” released in 2011, he was featured.

Dustin Poirier Early Life:

Full Real Name Dustin Glenn Poirier
Family Name Poirier
Profession MMA Fighter
Date Of Birth January 19th, 1989
Age 33
Birthday January 19th
Year Of Birth 1989
Nick Name The Diamond
Country USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Acadian French
Religion Christian

Poirier was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he was born. His mother, Jere Chaisson, and his two brothers raised him when his parents divorced when he was just five years old.

He relished his youth until he had to start school and started getting into trouble. He began to like fighting in high school, routinely engaging in fights in the corridors with other students.

He once constructed a makeshift boxing ring in his dad’s neighborhood, where he knocked out a much older boy and displayed the kind of bravery required of a fierce fighter

Dustin Poirier Education:

Highest Qualification Not Available
University Not Available
College Not Available
High School Dropout

As he dropped out of school in the ninth grade due to persistently getting into trouble and getting into street fights, Dustin only briefly attended Northside High School. Poirier simply didn’t enjoy school. In fact, he left the classroom more quickly than a burglar fleeing a bank robbery the moment a teacher turned their head.

His mother, a medical representative, recalled how much he detested going to school. She also related how Dustin once took her van for a joyride when he was younger. Chaisson put Poirier in a program that threatened to send him to a juvenile detention facility if he continued to skip class because she was desperate for her son to complete his schooling.

Chaisson put Poirier in a program that threatened to send him to a juvenile detention facility if he continued to skip class because she was desperate for her son to complete his schooling. But he paid no attention. Poirier was quickly booked into the detention facility for a month. After that, he had to spend three months in a boot camp with a military theme to change his mindset and become in shape.

Dustin Poirier Family Status:

Father Darrell Poirier
Mother Jere Folley Chaisson

Dustin Poirier, a pro mixed martial artist from the USA, was born on January 19, 1989, to parents Jere’ Folley Chaisson and Darrell Poirier in Lafayette, Louisiana. Poirier is of Acadian French ancestry and specifically has Cajun roots.

Dustin Poirier Physical Appearance:

Weight In Kg 70 Kg
Weight In Lbs 155 Lbs
Height In Feet 5 Feet 9 Inches
Height In Meter 1.75 Meter
Measurement 44-34-38
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Shoe Size 10
Tattoo Arms, Chest

Dustin Poirier is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75 m). His physical dimensions are 44-34-38 inches, and his muscular body weighs 70 kg (155 lbs). He is a US size 10 shoe wearer. Brown is the color of his hair, and hazel is the color of his eyes. Poirie got his first tattoo when he was 14 years old. He has tattoos all over his arms and chest right now.

Dustin Poirier Zodiac Sign:

Sun Sign Capricorn

Dustin Poirier is a Capricorn by birth sign. He turned 33 in 2022.

Dustin Poirier Career:

According to his official UFC profile, he fought for the first time in 2009. His initial focus was on boxing, but he eventually became hooked to MMA and began training there. At 155 pounds, he won two belts as an amateur. He prevailed in an eight-player Iowa tournament. He holds black belts in Rex Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Before entering the sport, he said that he was amassing pecans and aluminum cans. When asked about his academic education and degrees in a UFC interview, he responded, “I got a doctorate from the school of hard knocks.”

He turned professional in 2009 and fought in local exhibition matches, primarily in Louisiana and the Southern United States. He quickly built up a 7-0 record. His debut in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion took place in the WEC 50 event on August 18, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Danny Castillo defeated him in the contest by a unanimous vote.

After a few months had passed, on November 12, 2010, the WEC 52 event took place, where Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright via TKO in the first round. All WEC competitors were moved to the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC) after the WEC and UFC merged in October 2010.

Poirier had the chance to compete in his first featherweight match at UFC 125 after the merger. Due to a back injury, Jose Aldo, the recently minted UFC featherweight champion, had to withdraw from his title defense against Josh Grispi, the No. 1 contender, therefore Poirier entered the fight in his place. On January 1, 2011, the event took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Poirier emerged victorious via unanimous decision.

His conversation was used in the 2011 MMA documentary “Fightville,” which explores the southern Louisiana scene that supports this full-contact combat sport.

On June 11, 2011, he defeated Jason Young, a promotional newcomer, by unanimous decision at UFC 131. Due to Rani Yahya’s injury, Young took his spot in the fight. Poirier kept winning by defeating Pablo Garza at UFC on Fox 1 by submission (D’Arce choke). On November 12, 2011, the event occurred in Anaheim, California, in the US.

In February 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he defeated Jerome-Max Holloway at the UFC 143 fight to earn his next victory. He prevailed by a mounted triangle armbar, which also brought him the UFC bonus prize for “Submission of the Night.”

His fight with Chan Sung Jung in the UFC main event on “Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier,” which took place on May 15, 2012, in Fairfax, Virginia, US, is one of his most memorable matches to date.

Despite the fact that he was defeated by Jung through D’arce choke, the fight that served as his first main event earned him and Jung the title of “Fight of the Night.” Additionally, the fight was named “Fight of the Year” by organizations like “ESPN MMA Awards,” “Wrestling Observer Newsletter,” and “Sherdog Awards.” He quit “Gladiators Academy ” after the defeat and joined “American Top Team” (ATT).

On December 15, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he defeated Jonathan Brookins through submission (D’Arce choke) at “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale.” Due to Dennis Siver’s injury, he took Dennis Siver’s position to compete against Cub Swanson in the UFC’s co-main event on “Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald,” which took place on February 16, 2013, in London, England. A unanimous vote defeated him.

He defeated Erik Koch at UFC 164 on August 31, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, and then defeated Diego Brando at UFC 168 on December 28, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He insisted on facing Swanson again and told Canadian MMA journalist Ariel Helwani that Swanson needed to “be a man” to do so.

On April 16, 2014, in Quebec City, Canada, at “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale,” he competed and defeated Akira Corassani to win his second “Fight of the Night” prize. He returned to the lightweight class after losing to Conor McGregor at UFC 178 on September 27, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an interview, he stated, “This is the category (lightweight) I’m going to win the belt at,” when asked about his decision to forgo a return to featherweight or a shot at welterweight.

He won the “Performance of the Night” bonus award twice: once on April 4, 2015, when he defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira, and once on June 6, 2015, when he defeated Yancy Medeiros. He defeated Joseph Duffy and Bobby Green on January 2, 2016, at UFC 195, and on June 4, 2016, at UFC 199, before falling to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 94.

He challenged Jim Miller at UFC 208 on February 11, 2017, and prevailed, earning his third “Fight of the Night” prize. However, because of his injuries during the fight, he was forced to accept an indefinite suspension.

Poirier and Eddie Alvarez’s fight at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017, was declared a “No Contest” by referee Herb Dean because Alvarez had illegally kneed Poirier in the head. On November 11, 2017, he defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120.

Poirier and Justin Gaethje squared off on April 14 at UFC on Fox 29. In the fourth round, he won by TKO. He received the “Fight of the Night” bonus for this match. On July 28, 2018, Poirier defeated Eddie Alvarez in the main event on Fox 30. He won the “Performance of the Night” award for his performance.

At UFC 236, he defeated Max Holloway to win the “Interim UFC Lightweight Championship,” for which he was given the “Fight of the Night” honor. In the same year, at UFC 242, he competed against Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification battle. In the third round, he was submitted via rear-naked choke.

On June 27, 2020, Poirier faced Dan Hooker. He received a unanimous decision victory. On January 24, 2021, Poirier fought Conor McGregor in a rematch of their 2014 confrontation. In the second round, he defeated the opponent via TKO. At UFC 264, Poirier vs. McGregor 3 took place on July 10, 2021. After a doctor stopped the fight, Poirier prevailed through TKO.

Dustin Poirier defeats Michael Chandler in tough fight

At UFC 281, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler’s lightweight matchup was predicted to be the fight of the evening. The battle, which took place inside Madison Square Garden, turned out to be an intriguing one and Poirier prevailed.

Poirier ran into difficulties early on in the fight as a result of Chandler’s aggression, his flurry that knocked him out, and a few takedowns. But Poirier fired back, causing minor edema around one of Chandler’s feet. He also annoyed Chandler with his own flurry near the end, working around a tired and bloodshot Chandler.

In the second round, Chandler regained the upper hand by using his wrestling skills and threatening submissions. He maintained this position for virtually the whole round.

With a powerful slam in the third round, Chandler attempted to bring the action back to the ground. However, Poirier reacted quickly and landed on Chandler’s back, eventually securing a rear-naked choke and winning the fight.

Dustin Poirier Relationship Status:

Spouse Name Jolie Poirier
Daughters Parker Noelle Poirier
No Of Children 1
Marital Status married

Jolie Poirier, whom Dustin fell in love with as a teenager, is now his wife. After meeting as youngsters, the pair dated for 14 years. In September 2009, Dustin and Jolie got married after dating for more than ten years. In front of their loved ones, they had a private ceremony where they exchanged vows. So far, the couple has one child. Parker Noelle Poirier, Dustin and Jolie’s daughter, was born in 2016.

Dustin Poirier Social Appearance:


Dustin Poirier has around 4 million+ followers on Instagram @dustinpoirier, 984.8k followers on his official Twitter account @DustinPoirier.

Dustin Poirier Net Worth:

Net Worth $2-$4 Million
Source Of Income MMA fighter

American mixed martial artist Dustin Poirier is a successful professional who earns a solid living. His estimated net worth as of 2022 is $2 million – $4 million.

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