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Mateusz Gamrot

Dan Hooker explains why he wants to fight Mateusz Gamrot his next time out

Cole Shelton - October 10, 2023

Dan Hooker is hoping to return to the Octagon against Mateusz Gamrot his next time out. Hooker is coming off a decision win over Jalin Turner but suffered a broken arm in the fight. It was expected that ‘The Hangman’ would be out for the rest of the year, but he has recovered ahead of schedule and is ready to return.

Bobby Green
Dan Hooker

Bobby Green open to fighting Dan Hooker following quick UFC Vegas 80 win: "I want to fight in December"

Fernando Quiles - October 8, 2023

Bobby Green wants to stay active and he’s looking at Dan Hooker as a potential future opponent. Green dazzled the MMA world this past Saturday night (October 7). He went one-on-one with Grant Dawson in the main event of UFC Vegas 80. Green entered the bout as a sizable underdog, but he needed just 33 seconds to prove the oddsmakers wrong. “King” Green scored the quick and stunning knockout victory.

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Dustin Poirier

Dan Hooker responds to calls for a BMF title opportunity: “I can’t not deliver”

Harry Kettle - July 13, 2023

Dan Hooker has confirmed that he’d be interested in the idea of fighting for the BMF title. Last weekend at UFC 290, Dan Hooker did what he does best – he put on a show. He went to war with Jalin Turner, coming away with the split decision victory. He also, though, came out with a broken orbital bone and a broken arm, meaning we’re unlikely to see him compete for quite some time.

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Teddy Atlas believes Dan Hooker vs. Jalin Turner proved that “there’s no racism in this world”

Harry Kettle - July 13, 2023

Boxing legend Teddy Atlas has made a pretty interesting observation regarding the UFC 290 battle between Dan Hooker and Jalin Turner. Last weekend, Dan Hooker and Jalin Turner went to war. They put on a show for the ages in a moment that all of us watching will never forget. In the end, even with a broken arm and orbital bone, Hooker was able to edge out the split decision win.

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Dan Hooker

Brandon Moreno and Dan Hooker suffered broken bones during their thrilling fights at UFC 290

Harry Kettle - July 10, 2023

Brandon Moreno and Dan Hooker both suffered broken bones during their electric match-ups at UFC 290 last weekend. On Saturday night, UFC 290 delivered in a big way in Las Vegas. We saw incredible finishes, emotional retirements, and Fight of the Year contenders. What more could you ask for on International Fight Week?

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Jalin Turner

UFC 290 Results: Dan Hooker defeats Jalin Turner in a thrilling war (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 290 results, including the lightweight matchup between Dan Hooker and Jalin Turner. Hooker (22-12 MMA) will be competing for the first time since scoring a TKO victory over Claudio Puelles at last year’s UFC 281 event. That win snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘The Hangman’, as he had previously suffered stoppage losses to Arnold Allen and Islam Makhachev.

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev responds to Dan Hooker’s claim that he used an IV prior to their fight at UFC 267

Harry Kettle - July 7, 2023

Islam Makhachev has laughed off claims from Dan Hooker that he used an IV prior to their UFC 267 showdown in October 2021. Back in late 2021, Dan Hooker opted to take on Islam Makhachev on short notice. In the end, the contest went how many were expecting, with Makhachev picking up a quick submission win. His road to immortality, of course, would eventually end in him capturing the UFC lightweight championship.

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UFC

Dan Hooker believes his UFC 290 performance against Jalin Turner will prove he has the potential to be champion

Cole Shelton - July 4, 2023

Dan Hooker has a ton of confidence heading into his UFC 290 fight against Jalin Turner. Hooker is coming off a TKO win over Claudio Puelles back in November and was supposed to face Turner in March. However, ‘The Hangman’ broke his hand and the fight was off. After Turner lost to Mateusz Gamrot in March, the two are set to rematch at UFC 290 in a pivotal fight for both men.

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UFC

Dan Hooker credits manager for keeping him from doing “more dumb sh*t” ahead of UFC 290: “I probably would have rushed things”

Harry Kettle - July 3, 2023

Dan Hooker has credited his manager for helping him to avoid making poor decisions as he prepares for his return to the cage. While he may not be the most consistent, Dan Hooker is certainly a fan favorite in the UFC. His style always invites chaos, and that’s the kind of thing mixed martial arts fans can get on board with.

Dan Hooker
UFC

Dan Hooker explains why he's interested in fighting for "silly little" BMF title

Cole Shelton - May 30, 2023

Dan Hooker thinks the BMF belt is a “silly little” title, but he’s still interested in fighting for it. Dana White recently announced that the BMF title is back up for grabs following Jorge Masvidal’s retirement and Dustin Poirier will take on Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 291 for the belt. Although Hooker’s main goal is to become the UFC lightweight champion, he says he still has some interest in fighting for the BMF belt.

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Dana White

Dana White announces two more fights at UFC 290 including the returns of Dan Hooker and Robbie Lawler

Cole Shelton - April 21, 2023

Dana White has announced two more fights for UFC 290. After White did a special announcement announcing several key fights on Thursday, he did it again on Friday with three fights for UFC 290 on July 8 – which serves as International Fight Week. First, White announced that Robert Whittaker will take on Dricus Du Plessis in a title eliminator bout. Now, the UFC boss announced that Dan Hooker will return at UFC 290 against Jalin Turner.

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UFC

Dan Hooker reveals he's had more USADA visits since accusing Islam Makhachev of cheating: "You think that’s a coincidence?"

Cole Shelton - March 8, 2023

Dan Hooker says USADA has been testing him more frequently since he came out and accused Islam Makhachev of cheating at UFC 284. After Makhachev beat Alexander Volkanovski by decision, Hooker accused Makhachev of using an IV to rehydrate after weigh-ins. However, there has been no proof of anything, and Hooker expects the UFC will try and punish him with some tough matchups going forward. Along with that, Hooker says USADA has been testing him more frequently since his comments.

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Watch Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker's live reaction to Alexander Volkanovski's loss at UFC 284 (Video)

Harry Kettle - February 15, 2023

Israel Adesanya has released footage of his and Dan Hooker’s reaction to Alexander Volkanovski’s UFC 284 defeat. Last weekend, Israel Adesanya and Dan Hooker were in attendance for UFC 284 in Perth, Australia. In addition to that, the likes of Tai Tuivasa, Robert Whittaker and Kai Kara-France were also present.

Islam Makhachev
Dan Hooker

Dan Hooker accuses Islam Makhachev of cheating using an IV after weigh-in: "He doesn’t cheat, he doesn’t win"

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2023

Dan Hooker has accused Islam Makhachev of cheating at UFC 284. Makhachev was defending his lightweight title for the first time against featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. It was an intriguing matchup but heading into the fight, Makhachev was a sizeable favorite and edged out a very close decision.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler explains why former opponent Dan Hooker is one of his favorite fighters

Harry Kettle - February 10, 2023

UFC star Michael Chandler has explained why former opponent Dan Hooker is one of his favourite fighters in mixed martial arts. Last week, it was announced that Michael Chandler will welcome Conor McGregor back to the Octagon this year. He’ll do so after the two have coached opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter.

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Dana White

Dan Hooker requests Dana White allow him to compete on upcoming Power Slap pay-per-view: “Show/win and I’m in”

Susan Cox - February 9, 2023

Dan Hooker is requesting Dana White allow him to compete on the upcoming Power Slap pay-per-view. ‘Power Slap’ premiered on Wednesday, January 18th on TBS to a viewing audience of approximately 295,000.

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Jalin Turner

Dan Hooker announces he's set to return at UFC 285 in Las Vegas against Jalin Turner

Cole Shelton - January 24, 2023

Dan Hooker will be looking to make it two wins in a row this March. Hooker announced to The Mac Life on Tuesday that he is set to return at UFC 285 on March 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada against Jalin Turner. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane.

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Paddy Pimblett

Dan Hooker believes if he were to fight Paddy Pimblett he'd make him "look silly": "I think I do whatever I want to that kid"

Cole Shelton - December 9, 2022

Dan Hooker doesn’t think a fight with Paddy Pimblett would be competitive. As Pimblett is set to face Jared Gordon at UFC 282, many have already thought as potential next opponent,s and Hooker was mentioned. The Kiwi is near the bottom of the lightweight ranks so if Pimblett gets a ranked opponent, it makes sense. Yet, Hooker – who admits he likes Pimblett – believes he would beat the Brit rather easily.

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