WATCH: Dustin Poirier Channels His Inner David Blaine With an Epic Magic Trick

Published 12/30/2021, 1:44 PM EST


The UFC is home to many multi-talented individuals. And they haven’t limited themselves to just Mixed Martial Arts disciplines. Some are talented beyond the octagon as well. Conor McGregor is an Origami craftsman. Michael Bisping is a DJ. Whereas Georges St-Pierre is an expert in paleontology. Meanwhile, it seems like Dustin Poirier is the supreme sorcerer of the UFC universe.

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In a recent outing, Dustin Poirier shared a video of him pulling off an insane magic trick in front of his family. In the video, a woman close to ‘The Diamond’ can be heard saying, “We got a regular Chris Angel on our hands.” As the UFC version of David Blaine, Dustin Poirier pulls off a classic salt-in-hand magic trick.

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The recent year has been nothing short of a wild ride for Dustin Poirier. The Louisiana native managed to defeat ‘The Notorious’ not once but twice in the same calendar year. Subsequently, the ‘Diamond’ went close to achieving his dream of a champion belt. However, he was sent packing by the Brazilian submission artist Charles Oliveira at UFC 269.

Since then, the ‘Diamond’ has been pondering over a division change as he doesn’t want to commit himself to the lightweight division anymore.

Dustin Poirier blasts Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, and Colby Covington

After finishing matters with Conor McGregor and ending his title run at UFC 269, Poirier has been in search of new ground. However, he need not look further as opportunities come knocking on his door. As soon as Poirier lost his title challenger to ‘Do Bronx’, Nate Diaz left no stones unturned to downplay Poirier and amuse his audience.

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Subsequently, the Stockton-Native was joined by another hefty welterweight, none other than Colby Covington, who sent a flurry of insults towards the former teammate. However, Poirier had an answer to all of it as he roasted old foes and new ones alike with a savage comeback on Christmas.

‘The Diamond’ Tweeted, “Merry Christmas to everyone!!… except Nathaniel, Conor and Colby but everyone else hope you have a great day!!”

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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