Lafayette legend Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier faced off against combat-sports phenom Conor McGregor in 'UFC 257' on January, 23 of 2020. Poirier defeated McGregor in round two of the fight by technical knockout.
Lafayette legend, Dustin Poirier, has been recognized once again as he has won the Fighting Spirit of the Year at the 'World MMA Awards'. An award much deserved as Poirier's 'Good Fight Foundation' continues to do good work throughout the community.
Recently, talks went down on Twitter between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor as the both of them agreed to a charity "exhibition" fight. Now, Commissioner Dana White of the UFC has stepped in and offered to make the matchup a UFC official event.
Lafayette native, Daniel Cormier, posted a farewell message to the fighting world after a tough loss in UFC 252. 'DC' has made Louisiana proud throughout his career and will be remembered as one of the best fighters to ever do it.