The current #1 UFC lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, will fight in a highly anticipated trilogy against Conor McGregor at UFC 264. Ahead of this trilogy fight, here are 5 unknown facts you need to know about Dustin Poirier.
Poirier married his wife, Jolie, in September 2009. The couple had their first child, Parker Noelle Poirier, on August 20, 2016.
Poirier holds multiple statistical records such as being ranked #1 in UFC lightweight division, 6th in men's pound-for-pound rankings, #1 most knockout victories in UFC lightweight division history (7), #5 most wins in the UFC (19), #5 most finishes in the UFC (12), and more.
Poirier is widely respected for his charity work. Poirier's foundation, 'The Good Fight Foundation', is committed to helping those in need. The UFC has also awarded him the Forrest Griffin Community Award for his humanitarian work.
As a proud Cajun, Poirier devotes a lot of time to prepare meals. The cuisine closest to his heart is the Bayou staples that the Louisiana native grew up eating.
Poirier is one of the best offensive fighters in the UFC. Out of his 27 victories, 'Diamond' has claimed 20 finishes (13 T/KO and 7 Submission). Twelve of those finishes have come inside one round, three of them under a minute.