Poirier is coming off a third-round finish of Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120 in November and has been competing in MMA as a professional since 2009. He is currently gunning for a rematch with former UFC and Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, whom he first faced in May at UFC 211.
Poirier revealed that more than 11 years after venturing into grappling, he was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from longtime coach and former UFC fighter Tim Credeur.
Poirier announced this major honor via Social Media.
Unfortunately for Poirier, Alvarez doesn’t seem interested in this do-over. Riding high on a huge win over Justin Gaethje, the former UFC and Bellator champ keen to leave his rivalry with Poirier in the past.