Why Dustin Poirier called ‘The Diamond’? exploring the origin of UFC champion’s nickname

Dustin Poirier is a UFC star who competes in the Lightweight division. The Louisiana-born fighter is prominent for his adamant nature who is not afraid to trade blows against his opponents. Moreover, he earned the Diamond moniker for his remarkable athletics.

So, it is time to find out the facts concerning why is he called ‘Diamond’.

Dustin Poirier earns ‘The Diamond’ nickname due to his tenacious nature

Since making his professional debut in 2009, the fighter had slowly built himself up as a threat to the MMA world. He also decimated the pride of many powerful fighters in the octagon only to ameliorate his worth. From Max Holloway to Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor, these ferocious athletes had tasted defeat when they fought against him.

One of the biggest features of Dustin is that he usually takes inspiration from his failures and seemingly comes back with double spirits to snatch away victory after facing any unfortunate defeat. And this tenacious nature of his of staying true to his skills earned him the nickname ‘Diamond’, something which is very precious and rare.

During his days earlier days, Dustin Poirier suffered defeat at the hands of Michael Johnson and Conor McGregor. Poirier later went on to beat ‘Mystic Mac’ twice in a row. Johnson currently seems to only be a shell of the fighter he once was whereas Dustin has pretty much cleaned up his division barring a few candidates.

When is Dustin Poirier’s next UFC fight?

Dustin is about to face Justin Gaethje in his next UFC fight. The fight is scheduled to take place at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, this year during the summer. In UFC 291, these opponents will fight for the BMF title.

The former featherweight previously locked horns with Justin in April 2018. In their first bout, Diamond snatched away victory via a TKO. However, Gaethje has evolved as a fighter immensely and is considered a legitimate threat in the 155 lbs division. While Poirier too has evolved, many fans are thrilled to find out who comes out on top when it’s all said and done.

Time and time again, ‘Diamond’ has proved his worth inside the Octagon. The Louisiana-born fighter seems to be on his thrid and potentially final title run. How do you see him doing against the likes of reigning champ Islam Makhachev? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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