Dan Hooker gives an update on his return: “I think five months”

Dan Hooker reveals when he will return next.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dan Hooker gives an update on his return: “I think five months”
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Dan Hooker was all set to fight against Bobby Green, but an unexpected last-minute arm injury forced him to pull out of the event. This situation may have looked like a good thing for Bobby Green, but to everyone’s surprise, the opposite happened; the replaced opponent, Jalin Turner, absolutely humiliated Bobby Green and claimed a 1st round TKO win.

Dan Hooker looks forward to making a return in May-June 2024, as he believes he will be fit enough to start training in 3 months from now. It will be very interesting to see who he ends up fighting next.

Dan Hooker on his return

Recently on The MMA Hour, Dan Hooker shed some light on his injury and gives an update on his return.

“It’s the exact same spot,” Hooker said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Speaking with the surgeon, it just never healed properly. It actually never healed. It never set into place and by the time that I realized that it’s not healing, I was too deep in.

I was too close to the fight, everything was booked, so I was just kind of going out of my way to protect it and not let it get hurt.I’ll be back to training in three months, I just never let it set at the start. They gave me a smaller brace and it allowed me to use it and then I was just doing stuff with it and lifting weights.

So at this time they’ve put me in a concrete cast, they’re not letting me—there’s just absolutely no faith involved, which I need, I need to be protected from myself. So it’s just set in stone".

Hooker further said: “I’m playing everything by the book this time. I’m not breaking any rules. I’m going to get this thing healed up. Yeah, I think five months is a good target I’ve set myself”.

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