Lafayette, Louisiana's own Dustin Poirier is always pushing the envelope of expectations not only in the world of mixed martial arts but now also in Hollywood.

The UFC lightweight sensation is set to star in the anticipated action thriller 'Monkey Man,' hitting theaters this Friday, April 5th. I think we can all agree that this role seems tailor-made for 'The Diamond' blending his expertise in combat sports with the intensity and grit required to star in a Hollywood movie.

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Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Poirier has carved out a reputation as one of the most impressive fighters in the UFC. With a professional MMA career dating back to 2009, Poirier has also showcased his skills in World Extreme Cagefighting before taking the UFC by storm in 2010.

As of August 2023, Poirier sits at #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings, filling the Lafayette community with pride.

About Dev Patel's 'Monkey Man'

The movie tells the story of a young man struggling to survive in an underground fight club, where he dons a gorilla mask and endures brutal beatings from more prominent fighters for money. However, fueled by years of pent-up rage and childhood trauma, he devises a plan to infiltrate the city's corrupt elite and seek retribution against those who have wronged him. With his scarred hands and simmering anger, he embarks on a relentless quest for justice, unleashing a torrent of violence along the way.

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This role seems like a perfect fit for Poirier, given his background in combat sports and his ability to convey raw emotion and intensity. As someone who has faced adversity both inside and outside the octagon, Poirier brings a sense of authenticity to his character, capturing the struggle and determination of someone fighting against the odds.

For fans of Poirier and action-packed movies like the recent Amazon Prime remake 'Roadhouse' alike, 'Monkey Man' promises to deliver a thrilling experience.

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