Dustin Poirier
The Diamond

USA

Matchup with McGregor official
LightweightUFC
April 14, 2021
UFC president Dana White confirmed Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that Poirier (27-6-0, 1 NC) will face Conor McGregor (22-5-0) in a lightweight fight July 10 at UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
As anticipated, Poirier and McGregor will meet in Las Vegas this summer for their third matchup. McGregor previously secured a first-round knockout victory over Poirier in September 2014, but Poirier got the better of the Irishman in their rematch in January at UFC 257 with a second-round win. The Poirier-McGregor trilogy fight will serve as the headliner for the July 10 event.
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McGregor rematch on tap
LightweightUFC
March 29, 2021
A lightweight fight between Poirier and Conor McGregor is being finalized for UFC 264 on July 10, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Poirier recently upset McGregor at UFC 257 in January, earning his revenge for the loss he suffered in the first fight between the two, which happened back in 2014. "The Diamond" earned victory at UFC 257 in no small part due to noticing and exploiting a weakness, as repeated kicks to McGregor's lead leg left him vulnerable and without the balance necessary to defend himself properly. Of course, McGregor will no doubt have patched that hole in his game by the time he and Poirier next face off. A few sportsbooks already have odds out for the matchup, and almost disrespectfully, they peg Poirier as roughly a (+120) underdog.
Gets revenge on Conor McGregor
LightweightUFC
January 23, 2021
Poirier defeated Conor McGregor via TKO (punches) at 2:32 of Round 2 at UFC 257 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Poirier has his revenge after being knocked out by McGregor in the first fight between the two nearly six and a half years ago. This result was simply a culmination of Dustin and his team recognizing a weakness and exploiting it. Poirier likely lost a close Round 1, but he recognized a hole in Conor's game. The kicks to McGregor's lead leg left him hobbled and completely turned the tide of the fight. The lack of stability left Conor unable to properly defend himself, and Dustin unloaded with everything but the kitchen sink once that became apparent. This result was nothing more than one fighter taking advantage of a clear weakness of his opponent. The shocking upset also earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. Over his last nine fights dating back to February 2017, Poirier is 7-1 (1NC). In that span are victories over McGregor, Dan Hooker, Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Anthony Pettis. His only setback came against Khabib Nurmagomedov. If Khabib is truly retired, and there's no reason to believe he isn't, a 155-pound bout for the vacated title between Poirier and victorious newcomer Michael Chandler would appear to be the only bout that truly makes any sense. Dustin is a legitimate contender worthy of this opportunity. Unless UFC President Dana White has something unforeseen up his sleeve regarding Khabib, the odds are overwhelming that Poirier will get another shot at UFC gold before the end of 2021.
McGregor fight locked in
LightweightUFC
November 19, 2020
Poirier has signed his bout agreement to face Conor McGregor in a lightweight matchup at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
This matchup has seemingly been agreed to for quite some time, but the ink hasn't officially been put to paper until just recently. Poirier last competed in June, landing 153 significant strikes in a Fight of the Night matchup against Dan Hooker. He's won five of his last six fights, including impressive victories over Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje. The only loss was to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission, which is the same fate McGregor suffered when the two competed for the belt. Unfortunately, per UFC President Dana White, the belt won't be on the line here, as White doesn't believe Khabib is truly retired. It will nonetheless be an enthralling top contender matchup that could clear the path to another title shot for the winner. It's actually a rematch of a fight from over six years earlier, when Poirier managed 10 significant strikes before getting put away at the 1:46 mark of Round 1. Clearly, both fighters have evolved considerably since then. Both men here are high-volume and accurate strikers with little interest in taking this fight to the ground. Poirier and McGregor both stand at 5-foot-9, but McGregor will have a two-inch reach advantage. Early betting odds place Poirier at approximately a (+180) betting underdog.
McGregor on tap in January
LightweightUFC
October 31, 2020
UFC president Dana White said "as far as I know" the matchup between Poirier and Conor McGregor "is done" for Jan. 23, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
McGregor has recently indicated on social media that a fight was in the works, and White now confirmed the deals are at least mostly hashed out. Poirier last fought in late June as he defeated Dan Hooker via unanimous decision in a back-and-forth contest. McGregor once again contemplated retirement early in the summer after making quick work of Donald Cerrone at the start of the year, but he's now poised to return to the Octagon versus "The Diamond."
Legendary effort in epic brawl
LightweightUFC
June 27, 2020
Poirier defeated Dan Hooker via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a legendary encounter between two of the toughest men walking planet Earth today. Poirier and Hooker threw everything -- including the kitchen sink -- at each other and it was "The Diamond" who somehow managed to come out on top. Poirier managed to survive the first two rounds when Hooker was at his best. He ate countless combinations that would have floored any mere mortal. Hooker began to fade just a tad as the fight progressed, and Poirier took advantage. Dustin landed 97 total strikes over the course of the final ten minutes compared to just 48 from Hooker. Both men were in constant danger over the course of the 25-minute fight, but Poirier was clearly the fresher man in the later stages, and that made the difference. Truth be told, there was really no loser in this one. Both men went home with a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus in addition to earning the respect of fans and fellow fighters alike. Poirier remains firmly in the title conservation at 155 pounds.