UFC fighter Dustin Poirier lashed out at a man at the Mardi Gras parade in Youngsville, Louisiana, over the weekend after he held up a sign in Poirier’s face that referenced a comment rival Conor McGregor made about his wife before their fight. at UFC 264 in 2021.
Poirier, 34, and his wife, Jolie, were at the parade Saturday when a man holding a sign that read «Hey Dustin, your wife is in my DMs» approached their vehicle.
The poster, inspired by the viral comment McGregor made before their trilogy fight, Poirier did not like him.
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Poirier ushered the man over to the Jeep he was in, and when the heckler stuck out his arm, apparently for a high-five, the UFC fighter slapped him.
The man boldly shook Poirier as the vehicle sped away, prompting the fighter to attempt to jump out of the car and go after him.
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His wife could be seen holding back.
Several professionals took to social media to praise Poirier’s actions.
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Poirer last outpointed Michael Chandler at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in November. He moved to 21-6 after the lightweight fight.