Who is Jolie Poirier? UFC star Dustin Poirier's wife of 10 years is his sweetheart from school
Dustin Poirier's wife Jolie Poirier was in the news recently after Conor McGregor dissed her over an alleged Instagram message
Following the pre-fight press conference, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor held the first of two fight week staredowns on Thursday, July 8, at the T-Mobile Arena ahead of UFC 264 trilogy showdown. The Notorious one has already brought Poirier's wife into the picture.
McGregor, infamous for his pre-game trash talk, shared an uncaptioned screenshot of an Instagram message request from Jolie Poirier. On being asked why he would receive such a message, The Irishman said: "You'd have to ask her, I haven't a clue. You'd have to ask her, I don't play that game... another man's wife." In response, Poirier said that the message was "fabricated". "Me and my wife were laughing about it while we were in the grocery store. There's no holds barred in the s**t talking," he said.
Fans are counting down the days before UFC 264, which features a rematch between two of the organization's greatest stars and is set to take place on July 10 at 3.15 pm PDT. The Irishman had previously defeated Poirier at Featherweight in 2014, and Poirier had returned the favor at UFC 267 earlier this year.
Who is Dustin Poirier's wife Jolie Poirier?
Jolie Poirier, born Jolie Le Blanc on March 4, 1989, is the vice president/director of The Good Fight Foundation, according to her Instagram profile. She is frequently seen at ringside cheering for her husband, although she stated that being in the audience for Dustin's first-round KO loss to McGregor in 2014 was painful. "It was horrible," she told ESPN. "It was hard to be there. Just the crowd, the energy — it was scary. It was hard seeing him go through that."
According to The Sun, Poirier helped her UFC star husband set up Good Fight Foundation. Their foundation, along with the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, have each pledged $50,000 to help finish the construction of 32 two-bedroom homes for the Pygmies on land arranged by Fight for the Forgotten and purchased with funds raised by The Good Fight Foundation two years ago.
Manny Pacquiao and the Poiriers' foundation have partnered up with Justin 'The Big Pygmy' Wren's charities to assist land, water, food and housing efforts for the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda, dubbed “the most bullied people group in the world," according to their official website.
Jolie has a sizable fan base on social media. She has over 28,000 Instagram followers and often updates about her family and trips around the world. She has a daughter with The Diamond named Parker Noelle, who was born on August 20, 2016, and is a month shy of turning five years old. The toddler is a regular feature on the couple's Instagram profiles.
Her husband has often talked about how supportive his wife has been. "What’s beautiful tho, my wife’s been there since the first fight when I was 18. Those times you asked if I ever thought about stopping, she is the one who said ‘‘You Can’t’’,” said Poirier in an episode of Below the belt with Brendan Schaub.
According to Firstsportz, the couple has known each other since middle school. They have been married for over 10 years, tying the knot at the age of 20 in September 2009, according to Hitc. The UFC star gives his wife a lot of credit since she has helped him go through a lot of difficult situations that have tempted him to give up fighting.
On talking about why he fights, The Diamond told Essentially Sports that his wife and daughter are his anchors. Speaking about Jolie, he said: "I don’t think I would be as successful as I am business-wise or fight-wise. If she wasn’t in my life at such a young age. And I just realize that how much they mean to me and how happy I am when they are around. I need my girls, man.”