Dustin Poirier is a name that needs no introduction. He is one of the greatest fighters of this generation. Currently, he’s set to face Conor McGregor in UFC 257 for the second time in his career. Earlier, he used to train at Gladiators Academy under Tim Credeur. But after falling short to Chan Sung Jung, he started training at American Top Team. A great fighter needs to have a great team by his side.
In this article, we will look at former interim champion Dustin Poirier’s training partners.
Dustin Poirier’s BJJ Coach – Tim Credeur
The Diamond has acquired his black belt in BJJ in 2017 under former mixed martial artist Tim Credeur He runs Gladiators Academy, where Poirier used to train earlier. It is evident that Poirier has some real skills on the ground as he has forced his opponents to tap out at 7 different occasions in his career. Since Poirier currently trains with ATT, it’s obvious that he would train with their pro fight team coaches.
The BJJ coach is Marcos DaMatta who is a Carlson Gracie black belt since 1997. He’s got multiple BJJ championships under his belt.
— Phil Daru (@DaruStrong) June 4, 2018
Dustin Poirier’s Striking Coach
ATT boasts the presence of some of the most revered striking coaches within the MMA community. Since Poirier is predominantly a standup fighter, these men help in polishing his striking skills. They include:
Vitelmo Katel Kubis: Who boasts an incredible Muay Thai record of 61-4.
Luciano Dos Santos: Has 18 fight pro MMA experience.
Steve Bruno: A UFC veteran and former SPIRIT MC middleweight champion.
Dyah Ali Davis: Former NABF super middleweight champion.
Thiago Alves: Notoriously known for his leg kicks.
Dustin Poirier’s MMA Coach – King Mo
It’s a must for an MMA fighter to have a strong background in mixed martial arts. And when it comes to an MMA coach, no one is better than King Mo. A former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion and RIZIN champion, he has trained the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov. He has also trained Dustin Poirier during UFC 242.
Dustin Poirier Strength and Conditioning Coach – Everton Bittar Oliveira
The above-mentioned coaches are related to the technical aspects of the game. But in order to efficiently execute each and every offense and make the most out of it, one needs to have proper strength and conditioning. Everton Bittar Oliviera and Will Fuchs do that job. Earlier, at ATT Dustin’s coach was Brian Harris.
Dustin’s Poirier’s Nutritionist – George Lockhart
Weight cutting is an integral part of combat sports. In order to cut weight efficiently without any ill effects, it is necessary to take proper nutrition under the guidance of a good nutritionist. Poirier’s longtime nutritionist is George Lockhart who has also served the likes of many well-known fighters and champions. During his preparation for UFC 242, he had employed Eric Pena as his nutritionist.