Dustin Poirier, a professional mixed martial artist from the United States, was born on January 19, 1989. He was formerly the UFC’s Interim Lightweight Champion.
Dustin Poirier is now ranked #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings as of May 9, 2022, and he is ranked #11 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of October 24, 2022.
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 Parents’ Nationality
Dustin Poirier was born to French father Darrell Poirier and American mother Jere’ Folley Chiasson.
Poirier, who was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, is of Acadian French ancestry, more specifically Cajun. He briefly attended Northside High School before dropping out in the ninth grade as a result of persistently getting into trouble and getting into fights on the streets.