“I Don’t Dance But We Can Boogie”- Dan Hooker Sets His Sights on Nate Diaz

Published 06/14/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 28: Dan Hooker of New Zealand celebrates after winning the UFC Featherweight bout between Dan Hooker of New Zealand and Ian Entwistle of England on June 28, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Fans favorite Nate Diaz fought a highly entertaining five round war against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. The fight was a one side contest for almost the entire match. Until Nate Diaz found some success in the closing thirty seconds on the fight. People stood on their feet hoping for a Diaz win, but ‘Rocky’ stayed calm and handled the situation very well. The fight proved to be a thriller, as it had everyone on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer.

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It ended as a win-win situation for both the fighters as Edwards won the fight and Diaz won the hearts of fight fans. Later in the post fight press conference Nate Diaz showed his intentions of getting back inside the octagon within three to four months. He wants to heal and is looking to provide another spectacular performance for his fans.

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Following these events Dan Hooker has shown his desire of facing the Stockton native. He sent a clear message on the social media for both Diaz and the UFC match maker Sean Shelby. Dan Hooker tweeted “I don’t dance but we can boogie. #ufc266 @seanshelby”.

Dan Hooker versus Nate Diaz a great fight for the fans

Dan Hooker is on a two fight losing streak after suffering defeats against Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier. ‘Hangman’ desperately needs a win to stay in the conversation of the UFC elites. Therefore, he has missed no chance of calling out Diaz by striking early while the iron is hot. This fight with Nate Diaz could help him in increasing his stardom and will also provide a good payday.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – MAY 05: Nate Diaz looks on against Jim Miller during their Lightweight bout at Izod Center on May 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘Hangman’ has a similar fighting style which resembles to Nate Diaz’s hardcore style. Hooker loves to stand and trade and can endure a lot of punishment. He has proved his toughness against Dustin Poirier and Paul Felder by going complete 5 rounds. Hooker has shown he can fight for five rounds if needed and never fails to put a show for the fans. Fighting a guy like Diaz looks like a guaranteed fight of the night performance. This fight is a perfect match on the paper and looks an interesting contest.

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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