What is Dustin Poirier's diet? Exploring the 'Hot Sauce' founder's fine-tuned eating habits which help him stay in top-shape for UFC competition

Dustin Poirier employs a strict diet program during fight camp. [Image source: Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier employs a strict diet program during fight camp. [Image Courtesy:@dustinpoirier on Instagram]

Dustin Poirier is one of the greatest lightweights the sport of MMA has ever seen. Since debuting in the UFC in 2011, the Louisiana native fought his way through the featherweight and lightweight divisions, fighting twice for the lightweight title. In 2019, he won the interim UFC lightweight world title.

His notable wins include Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, and Conor McGregor (twice). Starting his career back in 2009, 'The Diamond' garnered a huge fanbase over time due to his fan-friendly fighting style, immense heart, and tremendous knockout power. All this is possible through the 35-year-old's intense training regimen and strict diet program.


What is Dustin Poirier's diet?

Dustin Poirier was a long-time client of well-known nutritionist George Lockhart, a former marine and MMA fighter himself. 'The Diamond' ensures he has all-natural food that allows him to have all nutrients like protein, carbs, and healthy fats.

A day of dieting for Dustin Poirier during fight camp is as follows (via Celebrity Workout & Diet):

Breakfast or snack:

  • 2.5 fluid ounces of low-fat kefir
  • 0.5 ounce or medium-sized banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1.5 ounces of oatmeal

Total: 119 calories, 18 grams of protein, 63 grams of carbs

Lunch:

  • 21.4 ounces of water
  • 2.5 ounces of ground turkey breast (no skin)
  • 4.5 egg whites
  • 2.5 cups of spinach
  • 9.5 ounces of pineapple
  • 0.5 ounces olive oil

Total: 475 calories, 42 grams of protein, 27 grams of carbs

Snack 2:

  • 21 ounces of water
  • 2.5 ounces of low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 0.5 cup grapes
  • 3 Brazil nuts

Total: 119 calories, 9 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs

Dinner:

  • 21 ounces of water
  • 5.5 ounces Tilapia
  • half medium lemon
  • 2.5 cups collard greens
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 0.5 tablespoon olive oil

Total: 475 calories, 38 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbs

Snack 3:

  • 21 ounces of water
  • 2.5 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2.5 ounces strawberries
  • 3 Brazil nuts

Total: 119 calories, 10 grams of protein, 31 grams of carbs.

Poirier is now scheduled to fight for the belt for the third time at UFC 302, challenging Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight throne. He has teased a potential retirement after the bout, regardless of the outcome. UFC 302 transpires inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on June 1.

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