UFC 291 was stacked with some of the best fights the promotion had to offer. Therefore, it was no surprise that it had a highlight reel full of unbelievable knockouts and submissions. The best of which was arguably from the main event of the evening, where Justin Gaethje nearly took Dustin Poirier’s head off with an outstanding head kick. Although Poirier was left disappointed by the result, he still had something to console his bruised ego.
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The former interim lightweight champion is one of the most successful fighters in the history of the UFC. This reflects heavily on his earnings. Poirier, who previously fought McGregor twice in 2021, won both times and made over a million dollars for each fight. Additionally, he also earned over a million for his fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 281. According to reports, for UFC 291, ‘The Diamond’ had a guaranteed purse of $750K plus a PPV bonus of $700K. This earned him a total of $1.6 million for headlining the event.
Dustin Poirier’s Net Worth
According to Inside Sport, Dustin Poirier is worth a whopping $10 million as of 2023. He has been actively fighting in the UFC for the better part of the decade. Arguably making him one of the richest active fighters in the UFC. His biggest payday came in the form of a win over McGregor the second time around at UFC 264, where the American earned well over $5 million, including his PPV bonus.
This is in contrast to the fact that he has never been crowned a proper champion in the UFC so far. Apart from his UFC paychecks, the lightweight prospect also has other sources of income.
Poirier has his own brand of Louisiana Hot Sauce that adds to his net worth, along with a whiskey brand called “Rare Stash.” He certainly isn’t the first UFC fighter to have a Whiskey company. His rival Conor McGregor also has a liquor brand called ‘Proper 12’. The Notorious One has made millions from his.
After his loss at UFC 291, Poirier will certainly be thinking of a life beyond the octagon. At 34, he is at the latter end of his career. Yet, he still might have a few good fights left in him, and the fans would love nothing more than to see “The Diamond” shine one last time.