Dan Hooker wants to fight Nate Diaz



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Dan Hooker wants to fight Nate Diaz

Dan Hooker (20-10, 10-6 UFC) did his last fight at UFC 257 and lost by knockout in the first round. The better one was Michael Chandler to whom it was his debut within the strongest MMA promotion, and Hooker was to serve as a real test of Chandler’s abilities.

The American was rewarded with an opportunity to attack the belt for an impressive victory but lost that match to Charles Oliveira. Almost five months have passed since the aforementioned fight between Hooker and Chandler, and the New Zealander is ready to return.

UFC 266 imposes itself at the end of September as a show where the 31-year-old would love to perform, and he has revealed two names he would like to fight. One of them is Nate Diaz who lost to Leon Edwards last weekend. '' I'm definitely interested in that fight.

I just watched a video where Nate says he would like to come back in three to four months and if there are any interested candidates, let them raise their hand." "Raising your hand and accepting fights is exactly what I am known for.

I’m not quiet in situations like that and I’m not afraid to ask for what I want." "I see a potentially good fight and I believe that I would stylistically offer exactly what Diaz craves," The Hangman said in an interview with" MMA Junkie.

September fight

Still, the date is more important to Hooker than his opponent, and he exclusively wants to do the fight in September at the UFC 266 event. ''Nate said he wanted to fight in three or four months. That show in September where Volkanovski is fighting is in three months.

That's my date." "If he accepts it, we can do that fight in any weight category. But I don’t plan on waiting. That is my date, and if it doesn't suit Diaz, I will continue to name other fighters from my list until I find a positive answer, "added Dan Hooker.

Tony Ferguson's name seems to be the one that comes after Diaz's on that list: '' It's a fight that makes me excited and one that fans want to see. Tony Ferguson vs. Dan Hooker, I think there would be bloodshed.

I believe we would provide an absolute war and it is a fight that definitely keeps me awake, so it is on my list. " Dan Hooker is currently on two defeats in a row. In addition to the aforementioned Chandler, he was also defeated by Dustin Poirier after a great five rounds in the sixth month of 2020. The New Zealander is looking for a return to winning ways, and he definitely has a talent for matchmaking as well.