Dustin Poirier is currently seeing his name do the rounds as part of the UFC Fight of the Year conversation. His war at UFC on ESPN 12 against Dan Hooker provided a fine feast for fight fans to devour. As a result of his win, he is within a shout of being a contender for the Lightweight Championship. However, this was the last thing on his mind as even in the ambulance, he said he needs to see his wife. Now, Daniel Cormier, who hails from the same town as ‘The Diamond’, opened upon the Lightweight’s journey and devotion to his wife Jolie.
On the show ‘DC and Helwani’, the top-ranked Heavyweight contender said, “Different times… he’s like 10 years younger than me. He was from the same side of town. I think him and his wife went to Acadian Middle School. There was 2 schools that feed in. Northside High School and NP Moss at the time and Acadian Middle School. I went to NP Moss, he went to Acadian, but we all went to the same area, same high school.”
At this point, the Cormier sheds light on Dustin Poirier’s love life. He says, “They’re great people. Him and Jolie. Jolie is a nice woman. I’m just happy for them to be doing as good as they are doing. Especially being from where we’re from. It’s hard, man.”
Furthermore, he comments on ‘The Diamond’ not forgetting his wife despite the heights he has scaled in a 9-year UFC career. This is shown in the docu-film Fight Ville, where ‘The Diamond’ is one of three amateur fighters whose journey is traced.
“And still today he’s in love with her as he was back then. You watch it on Fight Ville and you can tell he’s just smitten with this girl and uh even today as the star he is, he’s so deeply in love with her.”
‘The Diamond’ is 8th in the all-time list for most UFC wins. Also, he is a former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, and will be looking to claim the belt outright soon.
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