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Pros React To Dustin Poirier Outlasting Dan Hooker At UFC On ESPN 12

Fighters from all over the world reacted on twitter to the main event of the evening between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker

Pros React To Dustin Poirier Outlasting Dan Hooker At UFC On ESPN 12

Tonight’s main event opposed two top 5 lightweights in Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, and needless to say that the fight delivered on all the expectations.

Dustin Poirier (25-6) came into this fight after his longest lay-off ever since entering the UFC. After a heartbreaking loss to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, the fighter from Lafayette Louisiana looked to get back in the win column and get another shot at the lightweight title. He had been on a tear at 155 pounds before losing to Nurmagomedov, including wins other Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, Max Holloway, and current interim champion Justin Gaethje.

Against him was the kiwi Dan Hooker (20-8). Coming out of City Kickboxing in Auckland, Dan Hooker has been one of the best young fighters in the UFC. After his stint at 145 pounds, he moved up in weight started climbing the ranks of the lightweight division at a fast pace. A tough loss to Edson Barboza stopped him in his track but he then went on a three-fight winning streak including Paul Felder.

The fight proved to be a war as both fighters displayed their incredible skills on the feet and on the ground. Hooker showed a lot of strength and power bu Dustin Poirier managed to edge the fight and push a little harder than his opponent ever could. He won by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46).

Here are some of the reactions from the pros: 

 

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