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Dustin Poirier found out his wife is pregnant with their first child a week prior to UFC 195

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Going into his Lightweight bout against Joseph Duffy at last night's (Sat., Jan. 2, 2016) UFC 195 pay-per-view (PPV) event, Dustin Poirier had a little extra motivation, as he found out a week ago that he and his wife are expecting their first child.

That's why "The Diamond" was a bit more pumped during the fight, as he relayed to FOX Sports.

"Honestly, man, I just found out my wife's pregnant. It's going to be my first child. I found out not too long ago, a week ago. So, it kind of put things in perspective already for me. In the past, I overthought things, cared too much, if it makes any sense. Fighting is who I am, it's what I love to do and I am so passionate about it that it overwhelms me. But, lately I just said, you know what, I don't care."

The win (recap here) marked Poirier's third straight since moving up to 155-pounds with his last loss coming at the hands of current UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor in 2014.

Now, with three consecutive victories in his back pocket and a baby on the way, a rejuvenated and highly-motivated Poirier finds himself in a great position to make a run at the division title.

And though he's not currently ranked in the Top 10, we can expect that to change once the new list comes around Monday morning. If he happens to crack the cream of the crop, Dustin wants to keep it rolling against a top-ranked for in his next outing.

Any suggestions?

For more UFC 195 news and results, including post-fight recaps and analysis, click here.