(born January 19, 1989) is a professional MMA fighter from the United States. He was previously the Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He is ranked #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings as of May 9, 2022, and #11 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings as of October 24, 2022.

Poirier was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is of Acadian French descent, with Cajun ancestors. He only attended Northside High School for a short time before dropping out in the ninth grade due to a history of misbehavior and street fights.

Poirier turned pro in 2009 and quickly compiled a 7-0 record, mostly competing in regional promotions throughout his native Louisiana and the Southern United States. The documentary Fightville shows glimpses of Poirier's early MMA career in Louisiana.
Poirier was defeated unanimously by Danny Castillo in his WEC debut on August 18, 2010, at WEC 50.

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Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright in the first round of WEC 52 on November 11, 2010.

Is Dustin Poirier A Bjj Black Belt?

Poirier holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Tim Credeur but has mostly finished his opponents through his striking abilities since his UFC debut.

Source: Vimbuzz.com
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