Dan Hooker picks Bobby Green over 99.9% of the other fighters in the UFC



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Dan Hooker picks Bobby Green over 99.9% of the other fighters in the UFC
© Steve Marcus / Getty Images

Dan hooker seems to have immense respect for the rising lightweight contender Bobby Green. Interestingly, Dan Hooker seems to only have respect for Bobby Green in the UFC as he labelled him a ‘real fighter’. On 2nd December, Bobby Green and Dan Hooker will square for a lightweight clash, and the winner will seamlessly climb the ladder to the top of the competitive rankings.

Both Hooker and Green are on a strong 2 match winning streak. A win from here will easily allow them to demand a fight against someone from the top 10 or top 5. The match is almost a month away and it will be fascinating to see who ends up extending their well-maintained winning streak.

Dan Hooker vs Bobby Green is the co-main event; the main event is also going to be a crucial lightweight fight between Arman Tsarukyan and Beneil Dariush.

Dan Hooker on Bobby Green

In a recent interview with Combat TV, Dan Hooker explained why he respects Bobby Green more than any other fighter in the UFC.

“He’s got a lot of good skills,” Hooker said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "I respect Bobby Green probably more than I respect 99.9 percent of the other fighters in the UFC. That’s a real fighter.

There’s not many of us left, so it’s an exciting fight. I rate his skills quite highly. It looks very unique, but it’s just a lot of different high-level stuff all happening at the same time. I respect his skills a lot”.

Hooker further said: “The cheeky buggers said it was a main event – sweet: five rounds. And then they switched it to co-main and they reckon it’s still five rounds, check with all my old bosses: I don’t do overtime. Nah, we’ll see. I think it’s just a bit of a misunderstanding”.