Dustin Poirier is currently dealing with a staph infection that has him hospitalized, as well as dealing with a swollen foot. However, things don’t seem to be getting much better for “The Diamond” at this point in his recovery.
His wife, Jolie, recently took to Instagram and posted on her story to give fans an update on Poirier. She shared a video of the former interim UFC champion’s foot, which looked very swollen and deformed. She also provided an update herself with a caption on the video.
Jolie noted that the swelling isn’t making much progress, and appears to be getting worst. She closed things off by saying they need to be patient as the recovery process continues to take its course.
Dustin Poirier Foot Not Looking Good
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Holy crap that foot is looking pretty bad. Hope he gets better soon🙏 pic.twitter.com/EgpgrUQxip
— Poirier & McGregor Fan (@ConorMcPoirier) December 6, 2022
Dustin Poirier has been relatively successful inside the Octagon as of late. “The Diamond” was on a three-fight win streak that included two back-to-back finishes over Conor McGregor. However, his lightweight title bid against Charles Oliveira resulted in a submission defeat.
However, Poirier was able to bounce back with a submission victory over Michael Chandler at UFC 281 this past November in one of the better lightweight contests of the year. He remains the number two-ranked lightweight in the UFC and is still very much involved in the title picture.
However, Poirier will first need to recovery from his foot injury before getting back into preparation for an Octagon return. Of course, given how his feud with Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon, he could have a big money rematch waiting for him upon his return to action in what will presumably be early 2023.