Dan Hooker rightfully has his head held excessive following an exciting loss to Dustin Poirier within the UFC on ESPN 12 primary occasion.

Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) contributed to what is going to certainly land on the short-list of “Struggle of the 12 months” candidates on Saturday when he slugged it out with Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) for 5 rounds. He misplaced a unanimous resolution within the light-weight headliner at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, however proved he belongs within the higher tier of the division.

Each fighters have been transported to an area hospital after a grueling five-rounds battle. As soon as launched, Hooker supplied his first post-fight feedback on social media within the type of an Instagram submit.

Fast message for the folks that assist me. Credit score to Poirier higher man on the night time, no regrets, no excuses. Minor setbacks ain’t a serious for me. 😉 #teamhangman #rideordieonly

“I obtained checked out the hospital,” Hooker stated in his assertion. “All the things’s all good. Only a couple stitches on the attention, however that’s the sport we play. No worries. It’s only a small setback and I’ll be again.”

With a seemingly clear invoice of well being apart from the facial harm, Hooker now travels residence to New Zealand, the place he should quarantine for 14 days resulting from coronavirus pandemic journey protocols.

The defeat to Poirier snapped a three-fight profitable streak for Hooker. Given his post-fight feedback, although, it seems “The Hangman” is already centered on getting again on observe.





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