Is Dustin Poirier still married? 'The Diamond's' current relationship status

Dustin Poirier is beheld as one of the most skilled strikers and well-rounded fighters in MMA today [Image courtesy: Getty Images]
Dustin Poirier is beheld as one of the most skilled strikers and well-rounded fighters in MMA today [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

Former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is set to receive his third shot at the undisputed UFC lightweight title. Poirier had previously challenged for the undisputed belt in Sept. 2019 and Dec. 2021, losing to then-undisputed champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira respectively.

Regardless, he's still counted among the best lightweights in MMA history.

Poirier is scheduled to face reigning undisputed UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev for the latter's title. Their highly-anticipated showdown will headline the UFC 302 event, which will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA, on June 1, 2024. Ahead of the high-stakes fight, we take a brief look at the 35-year-old challenger's current relationship status.


Is Dustin Poirier still married?

Dustin Poirier and his partner Jolie Poirier (aka Jolie LeBlanc) have long been regarded as one of the most popular couples in the MMA community. Born on March 4, 1989, Jolie met and started dating Dustin in high school. They've been in a relationship ever since. Dustin and Jolie got married on Sept. 4, 2009.

'The Diamond' has consistently credited his wife Jolie for being his rock, noting that her unwavering support has helped him traverse the treacherous paths of the fight game. Their first, and thus far only, child is a daughter named Parker Noelle Poirier, born in Aug. 2016. She's often seen in their social media posts and UFC programming such as the 'UFC Embedded' vlogs.

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Jolie Poirier has largely kept the details concerning her personal and professional life away from the public spotlight. Nevertheless, the work she's done in association with Dustin Poirier has garnered considerable media coverage, particularly in recent years. They're co-founders of the charitable organization, 'The Good Fight Foundation,' established in 2018.

Their philanthropic work, contributing to various charitable causes, has earned the couple widespread praise in the combat sports realm and beyond. Speaking of Jolie's work in the nonprofit organization, she's its Vice President and Director. Additionally, Jolie has been a prominent personality in UFC and MMA circles, boasting around 150k followers on her official Instagram handle.

That said, her popularity in the combat realm and close bond with Dustin Poirier has often brought her into the crosshairs of the UFC fighter's rivals. Some of Dustin's biggest foes, such as Conor McGregor and training partner-turned-rival Colby Covington, have often directed verbal attacks at Jolie. McGregor and Covington have made many derogatory assertions against her.

For her part, Jolie has been known to fire back fiercely, notably flipping off McGregor in the aftermath of his trilogy fight against Dustin in July 2021. Moreover, Dustin Poirier has consistently defended his partner, shooting down the demeaning remarks made by McGregor and Covington against her.

Dustin and Jolie are still married and spend most of their time with their daughter and other family members in their native, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Furthermore, they're now in New Jersey for Poirier's next fight that'll take place at UFC 302.

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