A professional fighter since 2009, Poirier knows a thing or two about performing on the highest level. “Recovery is just as important as my training,” the UFC lightweight said. “[Therabody] gets me recovered faster to keep me working harder and harder for each training session.”
The announcement of the partnership with Los Angeles, California-based Therabody came just a few days before Poirier clashed with Conor McGregor for the third time at UFC 264, a fight that he won in the first round after McGregor had suffered a broken tibia.
Poirier, who at the time of the announcement was ranked #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and #6 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings, is the first mixed martial artist to become a Therabody Athlete.
About Dustin Poirier
Dustin Glenn Poirier was born on January 19, 1989, in Lafayette, Louisiana. He would repeatedly get into trouble and street fights when he was younger, eventually dropping out of high school.
Nicknamed ‘The Diamond’, Poirier turned professional in 2009 and transferred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after their merger with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) in 2010.
In 2019, Poirier defeated Max Holloway for the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 236 but would later lose the title unification bout against undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Most recently, Poirier became the first fighter to defeat Conor McGregor by knockout at UFC 257. He would later add another win against the Irishman at UFC 264.