At just 24 years old, Dustin Poirier is still years away from reaching his fighting prime. However, “The Diamond” continues to challenge himself, and plans to do so once again before returning to the Octagon.
Poirier (13-3) recently left his home in Louisiana to join American Top Team in Florida. Since that decision, he has went 1-1 with the UFC, defeating Jonathan Brookins and falling to Cub Swanson.
Now, after working his way into title contention in the UFC’s featherweight division, Poirier feels the need to make more changes to his game.
“I’m taking some time off to round out my game,” Poirier posted on Twitter earlier Saturday. “I’ll be back later this year in the winners circle, better than ever!! That’s my word. Gonna rededicate myself to the sport I love.”
Poirier won 12 of his first 13 professional fights, including four straight inside the Octagon.