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Khabib says UFC offered Makhachev ‘double bonus’, admits he wrote diss reply to Gaethje

Islam Makhachev walks into the Octagon for his UFC 267 fight against Dan Hooker. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after Islam Makhachev books fight with Beneil Dariush

Khabib Nurmagomedov was pushing for Islam Makhachev to receive a title shot following his submission victory over Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Despite the former champions campaign efforts, it was …read more

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Dan Hooker: Featherweight Is The Weight Class I Can Thrive In

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker thinks his future lies in the featherweight division, a weight class he believes he can “thrive” in.

After initially going 7-1 after making the switch up …read more

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Dan Hooker eyes fight with Korean Zombie if he does return to featherweight

Dan Hooker already has his eyes on a possible opponent if he does indeed drop back down to featherweight. Hooker recently revealed he was thinking of dropping down to 145lbs …read more

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Hooker: Featherweight Is ‘A Division I Can Really Thrive In’

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After a 1-3 skid at lightweight, Dan Hooker wants to drop back down to 145 pounds. …read more

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Dan Hooker says ‘it’s a real possibility’ he returns to featherweight, targets Korean Zombie

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A weight class change may be on the horizon for Dan Hooker.
The longtime lightweight recently teased a …read more

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The MMA Hour with Dan Hooker, Frank Mir, Bryce Mitchell, and Matt Mitrione at 1 p.m. ET

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Wednesday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. …read more

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Mookie & Crookie Show 146: UFC Vegas 43 dud, Crawford retires Porter

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Episode 146 discussion: UFC Vegas 43 recap, Terrence Crawford retires Shawn Porter, Al Iaquinta done with MMA, Dan Hooker hints at weight …read more

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Hooker Hints At Featherweight Return With Successful Weight Cut Test

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has hinted at a potential return to the featherweight division with a successful trial weight cut to 146 pounds.

Hooker, who is widely regarded as one of …read more

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Dan Hooker makes featherweight in test cut to signal move down: ’45 look alive’

Dan Hooker will be returning to featherweight. Hooker, who entered the UFC as a featherweight, has been competing as lightweight and has been a perennial contender. Yet, after a 1-3 …read more

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UFC contender Dan Hooker successfully hits featherweight limit in test weight cut

Think Dan Hooker is too big to make the featherweight limit? Well, think again.
On Monday, Hooker (21-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) shared on his social media the result of a successful …read more

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Dan Hooker teases possible division change

Dan Hooker waits for the start of his fight with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

After another setback loss …read more

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Dan Hooker hints at a change in weight class: “I’m doing a little test run and we’ll see”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has hinted at changing the weight class he competes at in the promotion. It’s well known by this point that Dan Hooker is the kind of …read more

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Hooker Hints At Move To New Weight Class

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Has Islam Makhachev sent Dan Hooker packing from the 155 pound division? Dan is in talks with a UFC dietician …read more

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Dan Hooker On UFC 267 Stoppage: “Let It Break”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has spoken about his loss to surging contender Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, and given his take on the first-round stoppage.

Just days out from his victory …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds after former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez says Justin Gaethje getting the next lightweight title shot “is only right”

Islam Makhachev responded after former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez said Justin Gaethje getting the next lightweight title shot “is only right.” Makhachev recently defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 to …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Justin Gaethje should get next title shot over Islam Makhachev after UFC 268

Daniel Cormier has changed his tune on who should be next in line for the lightweight title next after UFC 268.
When Islam Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) ran through Dan Hooker for …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier responds to accusations of bias: ‘I go out of my way to make sure that we do their opponents justice’

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This past weekend, lightweight contender Islam Makhachev continued his impressive winning streak, submitting Dan Hooker in the first round of …read more

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UFC 268 preview: Can a New York realtor find success in the UFC?

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Get the dirt on the prelims of UFC 268, featuring former title …read more

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Dana White Responds To Islam Makhachev’s Title Shot Requests

Islam Makhachev thinks he is ready for a title fight, and Dana White believes he’s getting much closer.

Coming off of his big first-round submission victory over Dan Hooker at …read more

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Watch Michael Chandler seek and destroy Dan Hooker | UFC 268 Free Fight

Lightweight Michael Chandler introduced himself to UFC fans in dramatic fashion with a quick finish of Dan Hooker in the co-main event at UFC 257 earlier this year. Chandler will …read more

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Hooker Suggests He’s Wiping His Tears With Cash After UFC 267 Payday

Despite falling to a first-round submission loss at the hands of Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Dan Hooker on Halloween weekend.

On Saturday, Hooker …read more

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Islam Makhachev trolls Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev trolled UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after beating Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Makhachev absolutely smashed Hooker in their lightweight bout that took place at …read more

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Justin Gaethje rips Daniel Cormier for suggesting Islam Makhachev should get next title shot, Cormier responds

Justin Gaethje was not happy with how dismissive Daniel Cormier was of his fight with Michael Chandler.
After Islam Makhachev made quick work of Dan Hooker this past Saturday at UFC …read more

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Makhachev Makes Case For Title Shot After Speaking With Dana White

Islam Makhachev has his eyes set on the UFC lightweight title after earning another submission win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267.

Makhachev has emerged as one of the best lightweights …read more

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Islam Makhachev wants a title shot after dominating Dan Hooker: “When Michael Chandler beat Hooker they give him a title fight”

Islam Makhachev wants a title shot after dominating Dan Hooker, saying that “when Michael Chandler beat Hooker they give him the title fight.” Makhachev submitted Chandler with a first-round kimura …read more

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Dan Hooker reacts following submission loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 267

Dan Hooker has reacted following his disappointing first round submission loss to Islam Makhachev at today’s UFC 267 event. Hooker (21-11 MMA) was making a quick turnaround today in Abu …read more

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UFC 267 results: Islam Makhachev quickly submits Dan Hooker with nasty kimura

Islam Makhachev continues to make his case for a title shot after another dominant performance.
On Saturday, Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) took on Dan Hooker, a short-notice replacement after his …read more

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UFC 267 results and video: Islam Makhachev quickly submits Dan Hooker

Islam Makhachev submitted Dan Hooker with a Kimura at UFC 267 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

On the UFC 267 main card, Islam Makhachev …read more

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UFC 267 Results: Islam Makhachev stops Dan Hooker in Round 1 (Video)

A key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker takes place on today’s UFC 267 main card. Makhachev (20-1 MMA) will enter the contest on an …read more

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UFC 267 live blog: Islam Makhachev vs. Dan Hooker

Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker will clash in the UFC 267 main event Saturday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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UFC 267: Pros react to Makhachev’s dominant submission win over Hooker

Islam Makhachev submitted Dan Hooker at UFC 267. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Islam Makhachev submitted Dan Hooker at UFC 267. On Twitter, …read more

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UFC 267 video: Islam Makhachev makes quick work of Dan Hooker with nasty kimura to earn first-round submission

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Islam Makhachev is gunning for gold after making quick work of Dan Hooker at UFC 267.
In his ninth consecutive win, …read more

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Pros react after Islam Makhachev stops Dan Hooker at UFC 267

A key lightweight bout between perennial division contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker took place on today’s UFC 267 main card. Makhachev (21-1 MMA) had entered the contest on an …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains Why He Picks Hooker To Upset Makhachev

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler has given his prediction for his former opponent Dan Hooker’s upcoming clash with Islam Makhachev.

On short notice, Hooker will be facing Makhachev on …read more

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Islam Makhachev Shares Theory On Why Hooker Wants Five-Round Fight

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has suggested a motive behind his upcoming opponent Dan Hooker’s desire for a five-round fight.

At UFC 267, Makhachev will be entering the Octagon for the …read more

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Hooker: Khabib’s Mind Games Won’t Affect UFC 267 Performance

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments won’t affect his performance against the Russian’s teammate Islam Makhachev on Saturday.

Just days out from his unanimous decision victory over Nasrat …read more

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Hooker On Makhachev Fight: I Know Something They Don’t Know

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker is relishing the chance to prove his doubters wrong against Islam Makhachev, believing he “knows something they don’t.”

Hooker has long been known as an always-game, always-entertaining, …read more

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Dan Hooker on Islam Makhachev fight at UFC 267: “This is his party. I’m just here to spoil it”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker commented on the Islam Makhachev fight at UFC 267, saying that “this is his party. I’m just here to spoil it.” Hooker takes on Makhachev this …read more

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Dan Hooker: UFC 267 is Islam Makhachev's party, and I'm here to spoil it

With the betting odds stacked against him, Dan Hooker is relishing the underdog role at UFC 267.
Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) meets Islam Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) on Saturday …read more

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Islam Makhachev: UFC 267 finish of Dan Hooker sets up title shot 'very soon'

Islam Makhachev thinks he’ll be knocking on the door of a lightweight title shot if he can impressively beat Dan Hooker at UFC 267.
Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has proven …read more

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Islam Makhachev Won’t Look Back To RDA Fight After UFC 267

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev doesn’t plan on revisiting his rivalry with Rafael dos Anjos if he emerges victorious against Dan Hooker at UFC 267.

In a similar fashion to his …read more

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UFC 267 Clash: Makhachev Vs. Hooker!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Dan Hooker will face off this weekend (Sat., …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC 267's Islam Makhachev is 'top-10 in pound-for-pound right now'

Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks Islam Makhachev will put on an eye-opening performance against Dan Hooker at UFC 267.
Nurmagomedov, the former longtime UFC lightweight champion, will be in the corner of his …read more

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Hooker Would Rather Dominant Decision Than Finish Against Makhachev

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker is hoping to “outclass” Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, rather than catch him with a submission or knockout shot.

Hooker’s reputation as an always-game and tough contender …read more

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Dan Hooker blasts Paulo Costa over giant weight miss: “That is just a massive ‘F you’ to the fans”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker blasted middleweight Paulo Costa over his giant weight miss, saying “that is just a massive ‘F you’ to the fans.” Costa was set to fight Marvin …read more

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Dan Hooker calls Paulo Costa weight class gamesmanship ‘a massive F you’ to everyone

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Having made weight for his most recent fight under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, Dan Hooker doesn’t have much sympathy …read more

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Makhachev Responds To Five-Round Proposal, Hooker Sees It As A Yes

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has responded to Dan Hooker’s five-round proposal for UFC 267, which “The Hangman” has perceived to be an acceptance of the challenge.

Makhachev was originally slated …read more

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UFC 267: Dan Hooker '100 percent in' for five-round fight with Islam Makhachev, Makhachev responds

Despite the quick turnaround, Dan Hooker wishes his fight with Islam Makhachev was five rounds.
Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) meets Makhachev (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) on the main card of …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds to Dan Hooker’s offer to make their fight at UFC 267 five rounds

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev responded to rival Dan Hooker’s offer to make their fight at UFC 267 for five rounds instead. As you are all now aware, Hooker stepped …read more

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Dan Hooker offers to go five rounds with Islam Makhachev at UFC 267

Dan Hooker has sensationally offered to take his fight against Islam Makhachev up to five rounds at UFC 267. MMA fans were quick to praise Dan Hooker when, on short …read more

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Dan Hooker believes win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 puts him one win away from lightweight title shot

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker believes a win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 will put him one win away from a lightweight title shot. Hooker took the fight against …read more

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Javier Mendez: Islam Makhachev doesn't need a finish to beat Dan Hooker, whereas Hooker does

The only way coach Javier Mendez sees Islam Makhachev losing to Dan Hooker is if he gets caught.
The head coach of American Kickboxing Academy is very high on his star …read more

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Hooker: “I’m Not Scared Of Khabib, Why Would I Be Scared Of Islam?”

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker has laughed off Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent comments about his upcoming fight with Islam Makhachev.

Hooker was in action at UFC 266 last month. At the September …read more

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Dustin Poirier Names His Mount Rushmore Of MMA

Dustin Poirier divulges who would be engraved in his MMA Mount Rushmore. 

Poirier has become a superstar in recent years. From his all-out wars with Justin Gaethje and Dan Hooker to …read more

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Manager: Hooker is just ‘showing up for a payday,’ hoping for ‘lucky punch’

Dan Hooker walks into the Octagon at UFC 266. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Manager Ali Abdelaziz doesn’t see Dan Hooker standing a chance …read more

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Dan Hooker is ‘showing up for a payday,’ says Islam Makhachev’s manager

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Islam Makhachev’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, says a lucky punch is Dan Hooker’s only chance to win at UFC 267. Islam …read more

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Dan Hooker only showing up for the paycheck against Islam Makhachev, says Ali Abdelaziz

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker is only showing up for the paycheck against Islam Makhachev, says manager Ali Abdelaziz. Hooker filled in on short notice against Makhachev at UFC 267 …read more

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Ali Abdelaziz: Respect to Dan Hooker, but he's fighting Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 for payday

Manager Ali Abdelaziz thinks Dan Hooker is only stepping in to fight Islam Makhachev for the chance at a big paycheck.
Hooker (21-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has accepted the call to …read more

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Khabib: A Lucky Punch Is The Only Way Hooker Beats Makhachev

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t believe Dan Hooker offers much of a challenge to Islam Makhachev.

Since retiring from fighting, Nurmagomedov keeps busy touring the world and speaking to audiences. These engagements allegedly …read more

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Sean O’Malley believes Dan Hooker deserves more recognition and popularity: “He should be more of a star”

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley believes that Dan Hooker deserves more recognition and popularity, saying “he should be more of a star.” Hooker recently fought and defeat Nasrat Haqparast at UFC …read more

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Dan Hooker can thwart the wrestling of Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, says coach

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker can thwart the wrestling of elite grappler Islam Makhachev at UFC 267, says his coach, Frank Hickman. When Rafael dos Anjos fell off of the …read more

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