Dan Hooker wants to be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler

Dan Hooker explains why he wants to be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dan Hooker wants to be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler
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Dan Hooker wants to test his luck and find out if he can be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler. The fight may happen at middleweight, and it will be very interesting to see if Dan Hooker’s desire can translate into reality.

Since Dan Hooker is on a sweet two-match winning streak, it could be possible for the UFC to consider him as a backup fighter. But it is very unlikely for McGregor or Chandler to pull out; they have been waiting for this moment for a long time.

Mostly preplanned backup fighters kept only for title fights. Dan Hooker is aware of the slim chances but would love to take a shot. McGregor vs Chandler is scheduled to take place on 29th June.

Dan Hooker on serving as a backup fighter

In an interview with Mac Life, Dan Hooker shared his thoughts on being a backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler.

“You obviously get to play the roulette,” Hooker said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “You get to take the gamble, the exact gamble I would like to take, which is be the backup for that fight [Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler].

Obviously fighting, couldn’t care who, top to bottom. Whoever’s free, but yeah, on that card and whoever gets injured, that’s like my perfect fight. Either a rematch with Chandler, which is obviously a fight I’d die for, or the McGregor fight.

Everyone knows why you want to have that fight”.

Dan Hooker ready to show up in May or June

“I would be ready to go probably May or early June, but I would be willing to wait to late June because you’re playing that game where you can step in.

I don’t mind either of the blokes. I got no personal vendetta against like Chandler, that is what it is. He beat me fair and square. I got no qualms about that, that’s just the sport. Conor, that’s a cool fight card to be a part of. I’ve been a part of a McGregor card before”.

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