Dan Hooker didn’t take kindly to Justin Gaethje’s prediction for subsequent week’s UFC on ESPN 12 major occasion with Dustin Poirier.

After Hooker (20-Eight MMA, 10-Four UFC) expressed his intent to knock out Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC) within the June 27 light-weight headliner throughout a current interview with MMA Preventing, interim champion Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) weighed in with a blunt prediction of how he expects the bout to unfold (by way of Twitter):

This dude is getting merked.

It didn’t take lengthy for Gaethje’s remark to succeed in Hooker’s telephone, and “The Hangman” had a quick reply to Gaethje, whom he’s known as out a number of instances prior to now and remains to be eager to battle (by way of Twitter):

Put your cash the place your mouth is, once I KO Poirier we battle in August in your plastic title! 😂

The “plastic title” Hooker speaks of is, after all, the interim belt Gaethje has in his possession after beating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in Might. It’s a ticket to a a lot larger battle than Hooker, although – a title unification with Khabib Nurmagomedov, which is anticipated to happen in September.

If Hooker is ready to get previous Poirier, nonetheless, he will definitely be among the many prime contenders at 155 kilos.





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