Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Dustin Poirier has left the Gladiators Academy in South Louisiana to join the established mixed martial arts (MMA) stars at American Top Team (ATT) in Coconut Creek, Florida, home to several current and former Octagon veterans.
Our own SB Nation Tampa Bay recently confirmed the switch.
Poirier is coming off a main event loss to Chan Sung Jung at UFC on FUEL TV 3 last May at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. "The Diamond" was cut down in the fourth round by "The Korean Zombie," who not only split a "Fight Night" jackpot with the "Fightville" star, but also kept one all to himself with his "Submission of the Night."
That was then. This is now.
The promotion's 145-pound division continues to expand following the recent influx of former lightweight fighters. Chief among them are Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida, who hope to insert themselves into "the mix" in the very near future.
There are many paths to freedom....not all are peaceful.
nothing against att, it great and all but its also a huge camp and the occasional trip over is fine but he already had a great camp where he was and his skills are sound, he just got beat by a better more experience fighter, the diamonds time will come
Newell, 26, has yet to taste defeat as a professional, earning seven of his eight career victories by either knockout or submission. “Notorious” will now split time between ATT and Fighting Arts Academy in Springfield, Mass.