Does Dustin Poirier follow a vegan diet?

A vegan diet is not the diet that comes to mind when thinking about UFC fighters. However, following a plant-based diet is not that uncommon for MMA fighters. Many, including Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, and Karolina Kowaliewicz, are just a few examples of fighters who follow veganism. But is Dustin Poirier also vegan?


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Along with training, diet is of paramount importance for any athlete. With several fighters following a vegan diet, there must be some really big benefits.


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The Diaz brothers are known for their vegan diet. In fact, Nate Diaz has avoided meat and dairy since he was 18. Whereas Nick Diaz started veganism because the meat and dairy products did not go with his body and because of the health benefits.

With such acclaimed fighters vouching for the diet, MMA fans might be curious which other fighter is following a similar diet; especially Dustin Poirier because there has been a lot of speculation about his diet.

Is Dustin Poirier vegan?

Returning to UFC 242, Poirier faced Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Octagon. Unfortunately, he lost the fight by submission. However, he had a hip injury that bothered him and as a result he had to undergo surgery. While recovering, Poirier followed a plant-based vegan diet.

He said, “I actually went on a herbal diet to heal. My body feels good. I’m lighter than usual at camp right now. Everything is fine. I stay positive and in March or April we’re going to beat someone up. I just want it to be the right name and I want it to make sense.

True to that word, he beat Dan Hooker. He later also managed to beat rival Conor McGregor twice in the Octagon. A clean vegan diet could have helped him recover well whereby he was able to give excellent consecutive performances.


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His vegan diet was to help him recover. However, he is not currently following it.

What does Dustin Poirier eat?

Although he is not a vegan, he prefers a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. And eat as little meat as possible.

Poirier is a foodie and also has his own brand of hot sauce.

In a nearly decade-old video, Poirier had explained that he was a food junkie and enjoyed gorging himself on food after his fights. In fact, he used to keep a drawer full of goodies for himself. It surely shows how much he loves food.


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In addition, his love for food may also have led him to accomplish great humanitarian acts. His charitable foundation ‘The Good Fight Foundation’ donated 1,000 meals to hospital staff. He also hopes to engage in such larger-scale charitable activities in the future.

Poirier will soon face Charles Oliveira at UFC 269. The event takes place on December 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Poirier and Oliveira will compete for the title. It would be exciting for fans to see if Poirier will be able to snatch the title from the Brazilian fighter.


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