“That’s An Opportunity I Can’t Pass Up”- Dan Hooker on Possible Fight With Dustin Poirier

Published 03/16/2020, 2:24 PM EDT


Dan Hooker opens up to Combat TV about his future ventures. The Hangman claims that he is ready for his next fight, which might come against Dustin Poirier.

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Multiple sources have confirmed that a matchup featuring the two fighters is in the works. Though bout agreements have not been signed yet and everything is still quite unofficial until the UFC confirms the same.

“He just needs to put pen to paper and get this thing across the line.” Dan Hooker on a possible fight with Dustin Poirier

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Hooker came out on twitter as well confirming that he is more than willing to take on Poirier.

Expected to headline the UFC Fight Night in San Diego, the two will likely face off on the 16th of May. Twitter has seen The Hangman and Dustin Poirier exchanging blows for quite some time. The two have been going back and forth since Hooker won against Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision back in October 2019.

While Poirier was looking to bag a fight against Conor McGregor, he might have to go back on his word and take on Hooker instead.

Dan Hooker Eager For Another Challenge

Hooker is riding high coming off his third consecutive win. While headlining the event his latest win came against Paul Felder by split decision. His last victory was rather special having won in front of his home crowd.

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Following his latest win, Hooker was almost instantly on the lookout for a new challenge. Dustin Poirier’s name came up as one of the top opponents.

“As far as I’m concerned, my side of that is done. I’ve agreed to that fight. I said ‘You pick the date, I don’t care. You wanna go next weekend, you wanna go this weekend. I don’t care. I’ll be there, I’ll be ready to go’. That’s an opportunity I can’t pass up.”- Dan Hooker on a fight with Dustin Poirier

Initially, Poirier was looking to step back into the octagon sometime in January. However, he had to put his plans on hold due to an injury to his hip. The fighter had to undergo surgery to “repair multiple tears in the labrum”.

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Poirier is eagerly looking for vindication after his title loss to the reigning UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Dagestani fighter forced Poirier into submitting with a rear-naked choke in the third round. It looks like he will finally get a chance to make his way back to winning ways.

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