Louisiana – Dustin Poirier
The Bayou State has seen some elite talents over the years like Ravens’ icon Ed Reed and UFC double-champ Daniel Cormier. There are a bunch of active NFL stars including Travis Etienne from Louisiana. But for our money, Dustin Poirier is Louisiana’s best athlete right now. ‘The Diamond’ lives in Lafayette and is a local icon.
He boasts a UFC interim title and two victories over Conor McGregor. Meanwhile, the hot sauce producer is also a classy individual. He is quietly a generous philanthropist and does amazing work with his foundation in the state (via MMA Fighting).