Hooker: "Makhachev's fight was boring and I watched it on fast forward"



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Hooker: "Makhachev's fight was boring and I watched it on fast forward"

The 31-year-old New Zealander is just one in a series of many names mentioned by Islam Makhachev last week. However, Dagestani has stated that he does not want to fight him but wants some more resonant and better-ranked name.

Hangman finds it disappointing to hear that Islam does not want to fight him, although he constantly complains that all fighters in the category avoid him, and in an interview with Submission Radio he explained why he fought against Felder in Auckland in 2020 and not against Islam.

'' Ahead of the Auckland event I was supposed to lead, I knew I was going to fight Felder, but then Makhachev started calling out. I started joking with him saying I would have to hand out tickets in the park for people to come to watch that fight."

"I can’t say I regret not fighting Islam because the fight with Felder was a real war, and Auckland fans don’t want to watch the fight that Islam has provided against Moses." "Fans want to watch the uncompromising fight of the two fighters being brought to the extremes, '' Hooker said, continuing to look back at Islam's fight against Moses.

'' I was pretty tired of his fight (against Moises) even though I was watching it on fast forward. I can’t imagine how boring it would be to watch for people in my hometown." "I think there would be riots in the streets after the fight.

And then DC says I avoided Islam after accepting a fight with Poirier. Does he (DC) mean I avoided Makhachev and chose Poirier as an easier option?" "I think you have to be crazy to say that. If you watch the videos of Islam’s interviews, he constantly says that people avoid him and are afraid of him.

Dude, you're just copying from your friend. Give homework back to your friend and come up with something of your own. ''

Comparisons

Hooker believes that Islam Makhachev is in a good series of victories, but that comparisons with Khabib simply do not hold water.

'' He's in a good winning streak at the moment, but he was knocked out in the UFC if I remember correctly (2015 against Adrian Martins, op.a.). If we consider that he copies Khabib and says all sorts of crazy things even though he was knocked out ...

it just doesn't sound as convincing to me as when an undefeated fighter says that, '' Hooker added. Hangman doesn't seem particularly impressed with the fighter who is currently raising the most dust when it comes to the UFC's lightweight category.

However, the New Zealander has always been known as a true warrior and has never shied away from challenges, so it is not surprising that he is open to fighting Islam Makhachev. We’ll see what the UFC matchmakers have in mind on the issue.