Dustin Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist who is currently one of the top-ranking fighters in the official UFC lightweight rankings. He had fought in both featherweight and lightweight division earlier.
Before fighting in UFC, the lethal fighter Poirier competed for Bang FC and the World Extreme Cage Fighting. As of 2019, Dustin Poirier’s net worth is estimated at $1.72 million.
He is an extremely talented fighter who utilizes power punches along with jabs and steps to set up powerful strikes like a cross.
Dustin Poirier was born on January 19, 1989, in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA to parent Darrell Poirier and Jere Folley Chaisson.
Dustin joined Northside High School where he completed his high school education. Furthermore, there is no information related to his academic qualifications.
Dustin Poirier started playing professionally in 2009. He was able to compile a winning streak of 7-0 competing in regional matches across his native Louisiana.
He came to fame after defeating Daniel Watts in the first round at Bang FC on October 31, 2009.
He made his debut in the mixed martial arts at the WEC 50 event on August 18, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. He loses the event to Danny Castillo.
After a couple of months, he beats Zach Micklewright in the WEC 52 event in the first round of the match with TKO punches.
Poirier continued with his winning streak and went on to beat Pablo Garza at the UFC on Fox 1 via submission.
His next win was against Jerome-Max Kelii Holloway at the UFC 143 event held in Las Vegas on February 4, 2012. He had one of the greatest fights in his career with Chan Sung Jung in the main event at UFC. Despite, losing the match he was honored with Fight of the Night.
He defeated Erik Koch at the UFC 164 and then went on to beat Diego Brandao at UFC 168 held on December 28, 2013.
After losing to Conor McGregor at UFC 178 on September 27, 2014, he returned to the Lightweight division.
He also won at the UFC 211 held on May 13, 2017, against Eddie Alvarez after Alvarez landed illegal knees to Poirier’s head.
He also defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120 event held on November 11, 2017. Currently, Dustin Poirier is the Interim UFC Lightweight champion after beating Max Holloway via unanimous decision at UFC 236 held on April 13.
His upcoming match is against Khabib Nurmagomedov which is scheduled on September 7, 2019.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned above, Dustin Poirier’s net worth is estimated at $1.72 million. The major source of income comes from his fighting career. According to the source, his highest career salary was $170,000.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about Poirier’s personal life, he is currently married to Jolie Poirier. The couple was in a relationship for very long years before marriage.
The couple has their first child on August 20, 2016, and named Parker Noelle Poirier.
Furthermore, they are living a happy life with their son without any sign of divorce.
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