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Photo: Dustin Poirier receives Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt

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Dustin Poirier has been awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by former UFC veteran Tim Credeur.

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Norfolk-Poirier vs Pettis Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.