On February 11, 2017, Poirier confronted Jim Miller at UFC 208. Miller appeared to be wounded when Poirier struck him into the fence. Miller kicked Poirier's legs repeatedly in response. Later, Miller attempted a kimura but failed after sweeping Poirier onto the mat.
Poirier prevailed by unanimous judgment in the back-and-forth battle. Poirier's third Fight of the Night bonus prize and $50,000 were additional rewards for the victory. Poirier was placed on an indefinite leave of absence because of injuries incurred during the fight.
Poirier competed against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211 on May 13, 2017, following his suspension. While Poirier was pressed up against the fence, Alvarez landed two illegal knees, dropping Poirier after having rocked him in the second round.
Is Dustin Poirier Southpaw Or Orthodox?
Due in large part to his southpaw posture and how he employs it, Dustin Poirier is increasingly regarded as one of the best boxers in the UFC. In order to get closer to his opponents and position himself for powerful strikes, “The Diamond” uses a left cross to change into an orthodox stance.