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‘High probability’, Dan Hooker on weight loss to 145 lbs, targets UFC legend for next bout »FirstSportz

The Korean Zombie- Dan Hooker
The Korean Zombie- Dan Hooker

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker may no longer fight at the next mild stage. The New Zealand mixed martial artist has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, although the losses have all come from top opponents Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Islam Makhachev. However, Hooker believes he has more advantages in the UFC featherweight division.

Hooker last fought at UFC 267 against Islam Makhachev, just a month after his second final battle against Nasrat Haqparast. Hooker won against Haqparast but lost to Makhachev in the first round. Hooker is currently in the US while his City Kickboxing team prepares for a move to the US due to tight lockdown regulations in their home country of New Zealand.

CLOCK! Dan Hooker talks about switching to featherweight after successful weight loss, talks about the dream war in the division

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Dan Hooker while weighing

In an interview with Ariel Helwani at Time MMA, Dan Hooker talks about the experimental weight reduction he’s done under the scrutiny of experts from the UFC’s Performance Institute. Hooker previously shared a video in which the results of his weight loss test were successful as he hit 145.9 pounds, in the 1-pound extension to maintain the official featherweight class.

“I’ve done weights,” Hooker speaks as transcribed by MMA Fighting. “It wasn’t for me, I knew I could do the weights. It’s trying to convince a few people who need convincing. Obviously, my coaches don’t want me to go back to 45, but that’s me stepping on the scale and making it look pretty easy if I’m being honest. ”

Nothing official but Dan Hooker is sure to come down when the right opportunity knocks. “It’s a powerful ability,” Hooker said. “The problem is that I don’t really ask, I just talk to Jordi [Sullivan] and Charles, my nutritionists, and that’s it. I just talk to them and just go along and get things done and done. I haven’t even talked to the UFC about it, so maybe Sean Shelby’s [UFC Matchmaker] seen it, maybe he hasn’t. We shall see.”

A no-brainer for Hooker, who he wants to fight against if he gets relegated to featherweight, “Head and shoulders, the number 1 guy I want to join will be ‘Korean Zombie,’” he said. “I enjoyed throwing down with ‘The Zombie.’

“So I don’t know what people are saying, that’s why I just put it out there, stepped on the scale, did the weights, and I feel like you just let people decide. Anyone that people want to see me in a fight with me will convince the UFC. What anyone wants, anyone can have, but for me, it will be the head and shoulders of ‘Korea zombies.’ Dan Hooker concludes.

Chan Sung Jung aka ‘Korean Zombie’ is one of the most exciting fighters in MMA history. Of his 17 wins, The Korean Zombie has completed 14 of them by knockout or submission and is the rightful owner of the first twister post made in the UFC.

Fighting since the WEC days, The Korean Zombie is a fan-favorite legend of the sport and is about to win over exciting featherweight contender Dan Ige. He is a Navy veteran and a conscript. What do you think of this Korean Dan Hooker vs Zombie fight, and who will win if it happens in the future?

Also read: ‘Exactly what the UFC was waiting for,’ champ Francis Ngannou claims stealth incident at UFC 268 was ‘generated’ by advertising

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