Former top five ranked featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier has looked renewed and rejuvenated since moving back up to 155-pounds after dropping a TKO loss to newly crowned champion Conor McGregor in September 2014.
Now ranked at No. 11 in the lightweight division, Poirier has picked up three consecutive victories including back to back finishes over the likes of Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 63 and Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68.
Most recently, “The Diamond” squared off with rising prospect “Irish” Joe Duffy, widely known as the last man to beat McGregor. The two faced off at last month’s UFC 195 from Las Vegas with Poirier scoring a clear cut decision victory in an exciting affair.
“The Diamond” suffered an injury in his last bout, but should be looking to get back inside of the Octagon sometime soon, likely against a big name.
In fact, his next fight was scheduled to be the last on his contract, but it now appears as if he’ll be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
FOX Sports has confirmed that “The Diamond” has signed a new multi-fight contract with the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion.
Despite being a UFC veteran of 14 fights, Poirier remains at only 27 years of age. His youth along with his athleticism and well-rounded skill set should aid him in making a serious push in the crowded lightweight class.
Who should “The Diamond” square off with next?