“I used to get into a lot of trouble” – Dustin Poirier opens up about the dark past

Dustin Poirier was undefeated in the lightweight division for almost 4 years. He claimed the Provisional Championship before going to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Now, almost three-quarters of a year later, ‘The Diamond’ will return to the Octagon to fight Dan Hooker. He opened up his dark past that led him to where he is today.

Dustin Poirier credits his perseverance and self-confidence

In a prelude to his UFC Destined episode, ‘The Diamond’ said: “My personal journey is the story of perseverance and self-confidence. I used to get into a lot of trouble and stuff. I went to 9th grade for a while and then I went to juvenile detention for a while. “

The third lightweight boxer boxing is well known with 12/25 wins by KO. He opened up the desire to learn boxing as his gateway to the world of MMA.

“I’ve always been a bit silly and I’ve done what I wanted to do. When I was 17 I wanted to start boxing. I started wasting time and learning a few things. And actually, at the boxing club, I met some people who practiced mixed martial arts. I have not looked back since.

Poirier has been a professional wrestler for eleven years. He knows the risk he takes every time he enters the cage.

“The man of life is good, but at the same time for me, I have to maintain a certain barrier around the fight and my mind. Because I know the risk that exists every time I enter there. Every time I go in, I can get out of there differently. I could leave a part of me that could never come back, but that’s what comes with combat sports. “

‘The Diamond’ knows that a victory here will see it with a shout as it faces the winner of the Nurmagomedov-Gaethje fight tentatively scheduled for September. However, if he suffers his second loss on the rebound, he can slide down the rankings with Dan Hooker in fifth place, overtaking both him and fourth Conor McGregor who retired.

Can Dustin Poirier channel into his past, literally be ‘The Diamond’ and shine under pressure and move up the division?

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