Dan Hooker believes Islam Makhachev will never face Arman Tsarukyan again

Dan Hooker explains why he thinks Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan rematch won't happen.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dan Hooker believes Islam Makhachev will never face Arman Tsarukyan again
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The UFC lightweight division has a few rising contenders, Arman Tsarukyan is one of them! He recently claimed one of the biggest victories of his career against Beneil Dariush; as a result of winning successively, Tsarukyan is getting closer towards a title fight.

Interestingly, Dan Hooker believes the current UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, will never face Arman Tsarukyan again.

Makhachev has already secured a win against Tsarukyan. However, that match wasn’t exactly one-sided, which is why people believe Tsarukyan could recreate history.

Dan Hooker on Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan

Recently on The MMA Hour, Dan Hooker explained why he thinks Islam Makhachev will never fight Arman Tsarukyan again.

“Yeah, they had a pretty close fight in the first one,” Hooker said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Yeah, [Tsarukyan] could beat him. [Islam’s] not going to fight him. I guarantee he’ll retire by the time Arman gets there, for sure.

It’s too risky, there’s too much risk. There’s too many other easier fights out there that he’d rather fight. There’s easier fights out there, stylistically. There are bigger names. No one’s going to buy an Arman Tsarukyan pay-per-view, come on.

No one’s tuning in to the press conference. No one’s giving $80 for the pay-per-view. You’d rather watch Islam fight [Conor] McGregor or [Justin] Gaethje or something like that”.

Arman Tsarukyan on brawls

“This is business, That’s for show.

Walking up to Bobby Green with a camera behind you, that’s for show. This is all for show. There’s cameras everywhere, there’s security there. I know full well if you wanted to get at someone, if you legitimately wanted to attack someone or get at someone, you could do it, 100 percent.

Arman Tsarukyan on who he would fight next

“Perhaps it’s Arman, I don’t like the guy, I think he’s an idiot. I think he’s annoying. Can he fight? A hundred percent. That’s why he’s a very talented young fighter, but he’s just annoying. He’s just a dweeb. I just don’t like him”.

Islam Makhachev
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