Dan Hooker amazingly looks ‘good as new’ one week after Dustin Poirier war

It didn’t take long for Dan Hooker’s face to go back to normal after looking like he was in a car crash just one week ago. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 9-5 UFC) was involved in a wreck of sorts, but one that just so happened to take place in the octagon when he put on a […]

Hot Tweets: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s legacy and Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker as Fight of the Year

Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Much has happened in the past week: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away due to complications from COVID-19, Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker put on a Fight of the Year contender, and Max Holloway revealed he hasn’t been sparring ahead of his title fight rematch next weekend. Let’s discuss. Abdulmanap […]

Dan Hooker volunteers to fight Tony Ferguson next, reveals potential timeline for return

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dan Hooker just engaged in a “Fight of the Year” candidate with Dustin Poirier but a few days later, he’s already thinking about what comes next. As he sits in a government-mandated quarantine for two weeks after returning home to New Zealand, Hooker can’t help but look at the lay of […]

Dustin Poirier shows off massively swollen ankle just days removed from battle with Dan Hooker

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dustin Poirier will definitely need a little time to recover from his five round battle with Dan Hooker. The former interim champion won “Fight of the Night” honors this past Saturday night following a war of attrition with Hooker that saw the lightweights land nearly 400 combined strikes over 25 […]

Dan Hooker identifies errors in Dustin Poirier loss, targets Tony Ferguson or Charles Oliveira

Dan Hooker’s choice to engage in a thrilling barnburner with Dustin Poirier may have ultimately cost him a win. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12 this past weekend, winning the first two rounds on the judges’ scorecards […]

Dan Hooker returns home to two-week mandatory quarantine following war with Dustin Poirier

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dan Hooker returned home to New Zealand following his five round war with Dustin Poirier but it will be at least two weeks before he can hug his family. As part of the travel restrictions set up by the government in his native country, the lightweight contender has to stay […]

Spinning Back Clique: Was Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker the ‘Fight of the Year’?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. And this week, Simon Head hosts with MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze,” plus the return of John Morgan after a week away. SHOW TOPICS Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker put on an […]

Between the Links: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker instant classic, did Mike Perry play us, and more

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Between the Links returns with a special live edition. Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist Kristen King as they battle it out for the BTL interim title. This week, the panel will discuss the incredible UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier […]

Coach Mike Brown explains how patience, conditioning were key to Dustin Poirier beating Dan Hooker

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Mike Brown knew Dan Hooker was going to be a tough test, which is exactly why Dustin Poirier was prepared to dish out punishment for all five rounds. Just days removed from the UFC on ESPN 12 main event, Poirier’s American Top Team head […]

UFC on ESPN 12 post-event facts: Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker set striking record

UFC on ESPN 12 concluded the promotion’s five-week stretch of events at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the card provided some historic moments. Dustin Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) added to his legend in the main event when he produced another classic for his resume in the form of a unanimous decision victory […]

Dan Hooker Has ‘No Regrets, No Excuses’ Following Memorable Battle with Dustin Poirier

It’s only a little more than halfway through 2020, and Dan Hooker has already been involved in two of the year’s most brutal battles. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Dan Hooker gives health update, ‘no excuses’ following loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC on ESPN 12

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Dan Hooker’s face may be swollen, but his mind is in a great place following an instant classic on Saturday night. Hooker was one half of the UFC on ESPN 12 main event against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier that will surely be mentioned as one of 2020’s best […]

Twitter reacts to Dustin Poirier’s ‘Fight of the Year’ contender win over Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker gave the world one of the best fights in UFC lightweight history. The two contenders engaged in a back-and-forth war that went to the judges’ scorecards in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12. The card went down on Saturday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nev. and […]

Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker UFC on ESPN 12 scorecard

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The main event of UFC on ESPN 12 saw a clear shift in momentum after the second round. Dustin Poirier defeated Dan Hooker by unanimous decision on Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, winning on the scorecards with a pair of 48-47s and one 48-46 score. […]

Busted up Dan Hooker has ‘no regrets, no excuses’ after loss to Dustin Poirier

Dan Hooker rightfully has his head held high following a thrilling loss to Dustin Poirier in the UFC on ESPN 12 main event. Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) contributed to what will surely land on the short-list of “Fight of the Year” candidates on Saturday when he slugged it out with Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 […]

UFC on ESPN 12 bonuses: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker slugfest earns ‘Fight of the Night’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC “Fight of the Night” was locked up after the third round of UFC on ESPN 12’s headliner between lightweights Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, and the promotion only needed to make it official afterward. The 155-pound standouts each earned $50,000 bonuses for a five-round battle that left both bloodied and […]

UFC on ESPN 12 Bonuses: Poirier, Hooker Get $50K Apiece for Five-Round Classic

There was no suspense surrounding “Fight of the Night” at UFC on ESPN 12. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC on ESPN 12 bonuses: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker a no-brainer ‘Fight of the Night’

Dustin Poirier’s thrilling five-round victory over Dan Hooker is high on the list of potential “Fight of the Year” candidates, so it almost goes without saying that Poirier’s win also goes into the books as UFC on ESPN 12’s “Fight of the Night.” Hooker (20-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) took the first two rounds before Poirier (27-6 […]

UFC on ESPN 12 in Tweets: Pros react to Dustin Poirier’s memorable win over Dan Hooker

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC UFC on ESPN 12 is one for the history books. After weeks of debating the lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, both fans and pundits wondered how the fight could possibly live up to the hype. But after 25-minutes of hellacious fighting, Poirier emerged as the bloody […]

Dustin Poirier Surges Past Dan Hooker in Enthralling UFC on ESPN 12 Main Event

The longer the fight went, the more Dustin Poirier was able to assert himself. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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