UFC fighter Dan Hooker has shared a heartbreaking picture of himself in quarantine after returning dwelling to New Zealand from knowledgeable battle.

On Sunday, Hooker confronted light-weight rival Dustin Poirier at UFC Combat Evening in Las Vegas in what has been described as the very best battle of 2020 thus far.

Poirier was awarded the victory by way of unanimous resolution, however Hooker gained loads of respect following the entertaining encounter.

Though the 30-year-old was permitted to return to New Zealand, he’s required to quarantine in a resort for 2 weeks as per the nation’s Covid-19 journey laws.

On Tuesday, Hooker posted a picture to social media of his daughter clenching at a metallic barrier roughly two metres from her father.

Hooker captioned the saddening picture: “So shut but up to now!”

ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani shared the picture to Twitter, sympathising with the UFC star.

“Man. Cannot think about how tough that is for Hooker,” Helwani wrote.

“As a result of he flew (and fought) to Vegas, he now has to quarantine for 14 days again dwelling in NZ at a resort. That is the closest he can come to his household throughout that two-week interval.”

MMA reporter Niall McGrath replied: “That sucks, superb the sacrifice these guys make. One thing that is typically taken without any consideration.”

Hooker was left with a battered face following Sunday’s brutal five-round slugfest. After he was rushed to hospital, the New Zealander posted a video on-line sporting a closely bruised face.

“Hey everybody, simply again on the resort with the lads,” he stated.

“Having a feast, simply bought checked out of the hospital, every part is all good, simply a few stitches on the attention.

“However hey, that is the sport the sport we play no worries.

“Only a small setback after which I will be again.”

At the moment sitting at No. 5 within the UFC light-weight rankings, Hooker’s skilled report stands at 20 wins and 9 losses following Sunday’s defeat.



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