Top Five Worst Nicknames In UFC History

When people hear Dustin Diamond, they don't think precious gemstone, they think former-child-actor-turned-basketcase Dustin Diamond. Fo realz.
When people hear Dustin Diamond, they don’t think precious gemstone, they think former-child-actor-turned-basketcase Dustin Diamond. Fo realz.

Dustin “Diamond” Poirier

Now I know diamonds are the most precious gemstones in the world, and I get where Poirier was going with this. He’s one of the most talented lightweights in the UFC today, standing out amidst a sea of highly-skilled opponents, and in that sense he is certainly a ‘diamond in the rough.’

But I guess he has never seen the 90’s classic TV show, ‘Saved by the Bell’ because if you have, then when you hear Dustin ‘Diamond’ this guy is who you think of:

This is the original Dustin Diamond.
This is the original Dustin Diamond.

Dustin Diamond is the former child star who played the character ‘Screech’ — the nerd from the sitcom. And like most of child stars, Diamond turned into a basketcase when he hit adulthood. He was once arrested for carrying dangerous weapons and endangering public safety, and even served time in prison.

I don’t know what worries me more, if Poirier had not known about Dustin Diamond, or if he did and he purposely modelled his moniker after the creepy nerd from the TV show.

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