‘My Mind Is Going Crazy’- Dustin Poirier Admits Missing Family in Training Camp for Conor McGregor Trilogy Fight

Published 05/25/2021, 8:01 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: (L-R) UFC President Dana White places the interim lightweight championship belt on Dustin Poirier after defeating Max Holloway in their interim lightweight championship bout during the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dustin Poirier fights Conor McGregor for the third time in July. The score between the duo is set at 1-1 with each fighter having a finish over the other. ‘The Diamond’ finished McGregor at UFC 257 in January to avenge his 2014 loss to him. He will look to solidify himself as the better fighter when he meets ‘The Notorious’ for the third time.

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Recently, the Louisiana native sat down for an interview with famous boxing trainer Teddy Atlas. At The Fight With Teddy Atlas podcast, the former interim lightweight champion explained his training camp in preparation for the upcoming fight. Poirier revealed that he is missing his family and his daughter.

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I just started training camp. So, I am here couple of weeks by myself. But next week they’re gonna be here with me. You know my mind is going crazy being away from them this long. It makes me think what the hell I was doing before I had a daughter and this kind of lifestyle. I am very very quickly being away from them I started missing them,” said ‘The Diamond‘.

I always like to start my training camp alone away from them, kind of get tempered into the workload, and then they fly out and meet me but man for some reason this trip feels forever,” DP further added.

Dustin Poirier: A true family man through and through

Parker’s dad is one of the most beloved fighters in the entire UFC roster. A killer inside the Octagon, Poirier is a man of character and responsibility. He prioritizes family over everything else. Also, his nature of giving it back to society is something everyone can take note of.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Dustin Poirier battles Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He runs The Good fight Foundation along with his wife Jolie. They have been doing some exemplary work in their native of Louisiana. ‘The Diamond’ recently received the ‘Key to the city‘ award in Louisiana too.

It’s understandable why Poirier misses his family so much. But for a fight of the magnitude that he is going to have against ‘The Notorious‘ in July, those sacrifices have to be made.

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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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