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Dan Hooker wants to fight Korean Zombie at featherweight
Nov 30, 2021, 4:40:00 AM

Dan Hooker wants to fight Korean Zombie at featherweight

Dan Hooker will likely drop down to 145 pounds to join the featherweight division. He already has an opponent in mind with Chan ‘The Korean Zombie’ Sung Jung leading the pack. Hooker is confident that he can drop down after a successful test weight cut.

Hooker revealed that he’s confident that he can come down to 145 pounds after a four–year run at lightweight. Despite his time at 155 pounds, Dan has experience at the featherweight level already. He competed back in 2012 and a two-year stretch from 2014 to 2016.

Dan will fit well in the 145-pound division because he is not only a strong striker but also possesses strong grappling skills. If he can mix both of these skill sets and pair them with his size advantage, you can expect Dan to be a top UFC featherweight.

It will be a fun time for Dan since he needs to bounce back after three losses out of his last four fights. He is still one of the best fighters that the lightweight division has to offer but he’s reached his ceiling.

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Dan’s last fight against Islam Makhachev ended in a loss. With new fighters climbing the lightweight ladder, Dan knows that his time might come to an end soon. He wants to rejuvenate his career by moving to another division like the featherweight ranks at 145.

The transition will not be as easy as people think. This is because Dan will have to adjust to a quicker pace than what he’s used to. He has experience at featherweight but the division has changed.

Dan does not think this way because he’s confident that he can dominate the division. He even believes that he can take on Korean Zombie who is one of the most respected fighters in the division.

He said, ‘Head and shoulders, the No. 1 guy that I would love to get in there with would be The Korean Zombie. I would love to throw down with “The Zombie.” So I don’t know what the people were saying, that’s why I just put it out there’.

It will be a stellar fight because both stars will have a slugfest with their striking specialities.

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Words: Cholo Martin

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