Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker
UFC on ESPN 12 did not disappoint. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier vs Dan “The Hangman” Hooker will be one of the best if not the best fight of 2020. It was 25 minutes of high level violence, with both fighter showing an incredible amount of heart. After winning that incredible five round war, Dustin Poirier is on the top 10 most UFC wins list with 18 victories inside the octagon.
There were a few questions surrounding both fighters coming into this fight. After coming off a loss to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, it was fantastic to see Poirier come back in peak form. As for Dan, he was coming off a win versus Paul Felder, in a fight where many thought Felder won. However, both fighters came in peak condition, laid it all on the line, and gave everything they had for 25 minutes. After that fight, who wouldn’t want to see the Dustin Poirier versus Tony Ferguson. As for Dan Hooker, it was great to see him rise to the elite level of competition put before him. Though Dan Hooker is young, it is concerning to see how much damage he takes during his fights. He is a young, exceptionally talent fighter, so hopefully he can take some time to regroup and recover before his next fight.