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Dan Hooker “would like to” battle Beneil Dariush at UFC 303 at Worldwide Battle Week


Dan Hooker is hoping to face Beneil Dariush subsequent.

Dan Hooker

Hooker has been rehabbing the damaged arm he sustained throughout his win over Jalin Turner from final July. He reinjured the arm in his coaching camp for Bobby Inexperienced which was speculated to happen final December.

The plan now for Hooker is to return this summer time and he’s thinking about going through Beneil Darisuh at UFC 303 who just lately expressed curiosity in going through the Kiwi native.

“June on that card, if Beneil desires it, I might like to. I might like to take that battle… June, Worldwide Battle Week, I’ll punch Beneil Dariush’s head clear of his shoulders. There is no such thing as a doubt about it. That may clearly be my prime choose, he has been quiet capturing his shot, I don’t know if that’s a date he’s prepared to decide to. If I get a contract via, I’ll be signing that in two seconds,” Hooker stated to TheAllStar.

On paper, a battle between Dan Hooker and Beneil Dariush does make sense, particularly at UFC 303. Dariush is ranked sixth at light-weight whereas Hooker is ranked eleventh, and Beneil might want to battle beneath him within the rankings after back-to-back losses. It’s additionally an important battle for the light-weight division, because the winner could be a win or two away from being in a title battle or title eliminator bout.

Dan Hooker is 23-12 as a professional and using a two-fight profitable streak. Earlier than the win over Jalin Turner, he scored a TKO win over Claudio Puelles after a loss to Arnold Allen in his return to featherweight after a submission loss to Islam Makhachev.

Beneil Dariush, in the meantime, is 22-6-1 and on a two-fight dropping skid having suffered first-round knockout losses to Arman Tsarukyan and Charles Oliveira. Earlier than the setbacks, Dariush was on an eight-fight profitable streak and had notable wins over Mateusz Gamrot, Tony Ferguson, Drew Dober, Drakkar Klose, and Thiago Mosies amongst others.

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