Are Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal Training Partners?

Published 06/27/2021, 10:12 AM EDT


Dustin Poirier has established himself as one of the top fighters in the world over the course of his career. ‘The Diamond’ trains at one of the best gyms in the world. The American Top Team gym at Coconutcreek, Florida has been his home for a considerable amount of time. And UFC’s BMF champion, Jorge Masvidal is one of his primary training partners.

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Poirier and ‘Gamebred’ train together on a daily basis. Iron sharpens iron, especially in a sport like MMA. So, it only makes sense that two of the best fighters in the world help each other get better every day.

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Both Poirier and Masvidal are two of the best strikers in the entire UFC roster. Training on a daily basis with each other has paid their dues as well. There have been some impeccable improvements in both fighter’s skillsets in recent times. Also, former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington happened to be a part of the team. But he is now on bitter terms with ATT.

They also have former UFC star Mike Brown in the ranks as their coach. Brown cares deeply about his disciples and shares a friendly relation with the likes of Poirier and Masvidal.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Whenever either ‘The Diamond’ or ‘Gamebred’ has a fight coming up, the other is present to prepare their friend. It is truly a genuine bond they share and given their authentic characters, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

What’s next for Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal?

Poirier will face Conor McGregor next month at UFC 264. The duo is set to complete their trilogy with the score between them settled at 1-1. As for Masvidal, he has to put the disappointments of suffering the first knockout loss of his career at UFC 261 behind him. ‘Gamebred’ will look to get back to work as soon as possible and eventually make himself eligible for yet another title shot.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Nevertheless, both fighters have plenty left in them as top-level UFC competitors. And they will be there for each other in a bid to prepare for those upcoming battles.

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What do you make of the relation between Poirier and Masvidal? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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