Dan Hooker

UFC President Dana White has responded to Dan Hooker calling for a showdown with former interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson.

Hooker final fought in late June, when he misplaced a call to Dustin Poirier in a 2020 Combat of the Yr contender. Since that setback, he’s expressed curiosity in fights with Charles Oliveira and Tony Ferguson.

Chatting with John Hyon Ko of the South China Morning Put up, Hooker defined why a Ferguson combat appeals to him.

“Sh*t. It’s going to be one other struggle. I can see why followers wish to see that combat, and why individuals wish to see that combat — as a result of I do know that’s going to be a loopy combat. I do know for a truth, win or loss I’m occurring one other journey to the hospital if I combat Tony Ferguson,” Hooker stated.

“It’s all threat versus reward on this sport. If I get previous Tony Ferguson I’m proper again the place to the place I’d have been had I crushed Dustin Poirier. Like I’d be in precisely the identical place,” Hooker added.

“So to get your profession circled in just one combat like that’s simply a chance that I couldn’t go previous. However I’m not saying Tony Ferguson is a straightforward combat. Like that’s the hardest combat within the division so far as I’m involved. However it’s not one thing I draw back from.”

Chatting with the assembled media on UFC Combat Island in Abu Dhabi, White addressed this callout from Dan Hooker. The UFC boss says he was impressed by the Kiwi’s final efficiency, however isn’t worrying about reserving fights proper now. As a substitute, he’s centered on holding Combat Island working.

That stated, he promised he’ll get hooker “discovered” quickly.

“Can Hooker combat Ferguson? I don’t know, we’ll see,” White stated (through MMA Information). “He placed on an unimaginable efficiency in his final combat. He regarded nice and we’ll get you discovered Dan, I promise. Like I stated, I’m not making fights proper now. I’m nonetheless over right here [Fight Island] doing what I’m doing right here.”





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