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Morning Report: Dan Hooker explains Tony Ferguson callout: ‘Now your honor is at stake’

Morning Report: Dan Hooker explains Tony Ferguson callout: ‘Now your honor is at stake’

Dan Hooker is able to get again within the octagon, and he has his sights set on one particular title.

“The Hangman” has develop into a fan favourite at 155 kilos within the UFC, however sadly for him, he’s hit a little bit of a tough patch in his final 5 outings with a 1-4 file. Hooker most not too long ago tried to rekindle his combating flame by returning to the 145-pound featherweight class towards high contender Arnold Allen. Placing up an excellent and chaotic effort for so long as the one-round affair lasted, Hooker finally succumbed to Arnold through a flurry of elbows and punches towards the cage.

Now, the Kiwi is itching to place his arms on somebody and this week he made it clear he desires the previous interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson. Taking to Twitter in response to some followers sharing with him the bout thought, Hooker tagged Ferguson, telling him he’ll smash his face.

“Choosing fights is certainly one of my higher expertise,” Hooker advised Submission Radio. “However I believe they’ve (UFC) been in search of a combat for me for some time now. I’m simply in coaching, I’m sick of coaching, I need to go into the combat camp, I need to combat, and it’s simply that point.

“Tony Ferguson is the combat that they’re excited by and I believe that combat makes a whole lot of sense. We’re each in comparable positions, my administration desires that combat, I believe the followers need that combat, and so how do you decide a combat? You inform somebody you’re gonna smash their face in. In the event that they agree, they agree. These are combating phrases. In the event you’re going to select a combat, you bought to make use of combating phrases. Smash your face in; premium high quality combating phrases. Can’t be ignored. Now your honor is at stake. You ignore that, now your honor is at stake, my buddy.”

Ferguson, like Hooker, can be using a stretch of unhealthy luck in his previous 4 outings, having suffered convincing defeats in all. “El Cucuy” undeniably had his finest success in his final combat, nonetheless, giving Michael Chandler all he may deal with within the opening spherical of their UFC 274 encounter. In the long run, that might be the place Ferguson’s success ran out as Chandler solely wanted a single strike in spherical two to place away one of many extra sturdy fighters within the division’s historical past.

Seventeen seconds into the spherical, Chandler launched a pinpoint entrance kick up the center, connecting with Ferguson’s chin in about as violent of a vogue as is feasible. Ferguson admitted within the aftermath of the loss that had he not finished in addition to he did within the first spherical, he seemingly would have ended his profession on that be aware.

The door is now open to the Hooker combat and if the Metropolis Kickboxing product had his means, he’d make it occur as quickly as doable.

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“That is positively not [an easy stylistic matchup],” Hooker mentioned. “I really feel like he was wanting nice within the Chandler combat. I really feel like we each nonetheless obtained a whole lot of good fights left in us.

“This isn’t the game of fairy tales. I’ve seen that that’s one of many issues the followers say; they don’t need both of us to lose as a result of then whoever loses is in an excellent worse spot. You is likely to be new to MMA, however this isn’t a sport of fairy tales. That’s simply not how our stunning sport works. Just one can proceed, just one can hold ahead and that’s an enormous combat. A win for both of us places the opposite one proper again within the combine and that’s proper the place you need to be, I’m not right here to make up the numbers. I’m not right here simply to hunt out straightforward wins. So, let’s simply get it finished.”


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Kicking it.

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Cheers!

What the hell.

Mma, I’ll always remember you! Simple work.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 4, 2022

I’ll by no means let go, Jack!

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 4, 2022

The tease continues!

Huge boned.

Cheese.

Shoutout.

Chito FC.

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Squad.

DC gonna DC.

Go exhausting.

The Quebecer.

Certainly.

Only a tad.

Crimson Ritu.

HoF.

Completely happy belated to the baddest grandma on the planet.

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Too candy.


Austin Vanderford (11-1) vs. Aaron Jeffery (12-3); Bellator 284, Aug. 12, 2022

Sara McMann (13-6) vs. Aspen Ladd (9-3); UFC Fight Night, Sept. 17

Mario Bautista (10-2) vs. Benito Lopez (10-1); UFC Battle Night time, Nov. 5

Matt Schnell (16-6, 1 NC) vs. Matheus Nicolau (18-3-1); UFC Battle Night time, Dec. 3


Dan makes a terrific level on the finish there. So, with that in thoughts, I say make it occur, Dana.

Completely happy Friday, gang. Keep protected and thanks for studying.



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