UFC lightweight standout Dustin Poirier may not have bagged UFC gold just yet, but he recently reached a milestone in his martial arts career. On Saturday, “The Diamond” announced his promotion to black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Poirier was promoted by TUF 7 alum Tim Credeur, whom he trains with at the Gladiators Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana.
I've been doing Jiujitsu for close to 11 years now. Today I received my black belt! Thanks to everyone who has been part of my journey!! pic.twitter.com/Xz2LeYsnqU— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 23, 2017
The 28-year-old Poirier last fought in November when he won against former 155-pound champion Anthony Pettis via third-round TKO in their headliner event in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently campaigning for a rematch against Eddie Alvarez, whom he first faced in May at UFC 211.
The fight was declared a No Contest after two rounds when Alvarez landed knee strikes to the head while Poirier was downed on the mat.