Dan Hooker pulls out of his fight against Bobby Green

Dan Hooker explains why he pulled out of his fight against Bobby Green.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dan Hooker pulls out of his fight against Bobby Green
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The lightweight clash between Bobby Green and Dan Hooker will no longer take place as Dan Hooker announced his withdrawal from the fight. Dan had to pull out because he broke his arm and will have to rest for a few months until he’s fully recovered.

UFC may soon announce the replaced opponent for Bobby Green; it is unlikely for Bobby Green to be removed from the card. It will be very interesting to see who ends up accepting the fight on such short notice. Bobby will hope for it to be someone from the top 10.

Dan Hooker on pulling out of the fight

Recently on the Submission Radio, Dan Hooker shed some light on his injury and explained why he was forced to pull out of his match against Bobby Green. Dan Hooker also revealed when he would like to make his return.

“(In) sparring yesterday, copped a bit of a kick,” Hooker said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Got sent to an X-ray. She’s custard … Yeah, it just broke in the same place, and it kind of is what it is.

I took a risk, I obviously came back a little quicker than … Yeah, like, it’s all on me. I rushed to come back. I wanted to fight. I knew the risk of coming back that quickly, and we rolled the dice and we come up snake eyes, baby.

Yeah, just sparring yesterday, Bro, one of those things. I blocked a thousand kicks in the last couple of months and just one hit on the right spot and it just, yeah. It is what it is”.

Dan Hooker on his return

"I’ll be back,That’s a good target.

Everything happens for a reason. That one wasn’t meant to be. Yeah, UFC 300 in five months. Speaking with the surgeon, that’s a comfortable target for three months of rehab and the training camp. So, onto the future”.

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