Dustin Poirier Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography

Dustin Poirier Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Spouse, Education, Biography
Dustin Poirier Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth January 19, 1989
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Jolie Poirier

Dustin Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2010, in the lightweight division. He is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He had started competing professionally, a year earlier, in 2009, in the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). As of December 2020, he was ranked number 2 in the UFC Lightweight rankings. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Born Name

Dustin Glenn Poirier

Nick Name

The Diamond

Dustin Poirier in an Instagram selfie from October 2020
Dustin Poirier in an Instagram selfie from October 2020 (Dustin Poirier / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Residence

He splits his time between Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, and Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Dustin had attended the Northside High School in his hometown of Lafayette but had dropped out when he was in the 9th grade because of repeatedly getting into trouble due to his involvement in street fights.

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist

Dustin Poirier as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Dustin Poirier as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Dustin Poirier / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Darrell Poirier
  • Mother – Jere’ Folley Chaisson
  • Siblings – He has 2 brothers.

Manager

He is represented by Benjamin Goldberg, Business Manager and Booking Agent, Dulcedo Management, Talent Management Agency, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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Weight(s)

  • Lightweight (2009–2010, 2015–Present)
  • Featherweight (2011–2014)

Stance

Southpaw

Reach

6 ft or 183 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dustin has dated –

  1. Jolie Poirier (2004-Present) – Dustin had started dating Jolie in 2004 while they were still high school students and the couple eventually got married in September 2009. In April 2018, they had founded a charitable organization called Good Fight Foundation. They have a daughter together named Parker Noelle Poirier (b. August 20, 2016).
Dustin Poirier, with his wife and daughter, as seen in December 2020
Dustin Poirier, with his wife and daughter, as seen in December 2020 (Dustin Poirier / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Caucasian

He is of Acadian French, specifically of Cajun descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Has his daughter’s name tattooed on the upper right side of his chest
  • Has both his hands and the upper left side of his chest covered in tattoos
Dustin Poirier as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Dustin Poirier as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Dustin Poirier / Instagram)

Dustin Poirier Facts

  1. As of January 2021, Dustin had earned the UFC Bonus Awards 12 times – ‘Fight of the Night’ (7 times), ‘Submission of the Night’ (Once), and ‘Performance of the Night’ (4 times).
  2. He had auctioned his fight kit from the UFC 211 event on eBay and had raised more than USD 5k for Feeding America, a United States-based network of food banks.
  3. He had also auctioned his kit from the UFC on FOX event to raise funds to buy 500 backpacks for school children in his hometown of Lafayette.
  4. His win against Justin Gaethje, in April 2018, at the UFC on Fox 29 event, achieved via TKO in the 4th round, was named the ‘Fight of the Year’ by MMAJunkie.com, MMAWeekly.com, MMA Fighting, and Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  5. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his organization, the Good Fight Foundation, had donated 1000 meals to the employees of 3 major hospitals in the Lafayette area. In June 2020, he was awarded the ‘Forrest Griffin Community Award’ by UFC for his philanthropic and charitable efforts.
  6. In December 2020, he had launched Poirier’s Louisiana Style, a cajun hot sauce brand in collaboration with a Canadian company known as Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.
  7. In January 2021, in the very first bout of his new UFC contract, he had become the first person to defeat Conor McGregor via knockout.
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Featured Image by Dustin Poirier / Instagram

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