Dustin Poirier is one of the biggest French superstars of the sport. Second to only GSP.

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  1. 13 others Black Belt

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    As many of you probably don't know, Lafayette was colonized by French settlers mostly from Canada and France during the 17th and 18th century. They are referred to as Cajun and speak Cajun French which is a distant cousin to French Canadian. They don't have language laws to protect their heritage so less and less people speak French there now but most of the people are of French descent including Dustin Poirier, hence his last name.

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    What about Cormier? Since we are counting retired fighters
     
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  5. genecop Gold Belt

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    French? WTf
     
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  6. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Dustin "Le Diamonde" Poirier
     
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    That's no different than labelling a lot of American fighters british.
     
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    Black beast way more French.
     
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    It's a troll thread, but the UFC could definitely play up Poirier's heritage if there were a French speaking market to be exploited at present.

    I remember him getting a lot of support from the crowd when he fought on that TUF finale in Quebec several years back.
     
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    Sacre bleu!!
     
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    I need to hear him say “chowder” before judging.

     
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    Was just reminded of Dan Hardys "Plastic Paddy"-taunt at Marcus Davis. He'll be Plastic French at best.
     
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    Cajuns are way cooler than Quebecois
     
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    Phil De "French" Fries
     
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    There was a fake Irish guy.. I forget his name but he called himself the Irish Hand Grenade..

    Dude wasn't even Irish but came out to bag pipes playing while swinging the Irish flag and all..

    Fighters started calling him out on it
     
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    Wow! Mr High and Mighty. Please give us your wisdom. I’m so glad we have people like you to help us peasants navigate the interwebs. Try to be less condescending next time.
     
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    never met any cajuns but i believe you
     
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    jesus calm down
     
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