Dan Hooker knew what he was signing up for, win or lose, towards Dustin Poirier. After touring from New Zealand to Las Vegas to battle on this previous weekend’s UFC on ESPN 12 primary occasion, Hooker knew he must spend two weeks in necessary isolation upon his return.

That doesn’t make the truth of what he’s now enduring any much less heartbreaking, although.

After popping out on the shedding finish of a unanimous resolution in a “Combat of the Yr” contender with Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC), Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is residence and has began his quarantine. He’s been capable of see his household however solely at a distance as no bodily contact is allowed, and people guidelines are being strictly enforced.

Hooker posted a moderately heartbreaking image of him visiting his daughter, however they had been separated from one another by a pair of fences (through Instagram):

So shut and but to this point! #familyovereverything

Hooker was all smiles within the picture he posted, and that retains in step with his angle because the battle. Regardless of developing brief in his largest profession alternative, Hooker stated that it was only a “bump within the street” and he intends to return higher.

The sacrifices made to compete at UFC on ESPN 12 weren’t misplaced on Hooker’s opponent, both. Poirier supplied a supportive message in return (through Twitter):

Sorry you’re going by this man. Keep sturdy brother

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