“Feeling sharp” Dan Hooker flexes his physique as he trains for his featherweight fight

Dan Hooker is all set and ready to make his return to the featherweight division. The Kiwi fighter flexes his physique ahead of his much-anticipated bout.

Dan Hooker featherweight
Dan Hooker is ready to make his featherweight debut

UFC fan-favorite from New Zealand, Dan Hooker is looking fit as a featherweight. The former lightweight had decided to move down a weight division and the “Hangman” flexes his physique ahead of his bout.

Dan Hooker will be returning to familiar territory as he prepares to take on the 8-fight winning streak fighter, Arnold Allen this weekend in UFC London: Volkov vs Aspinall. The former lightweight decided to move down a weight class and will now go back to fighting as a 145-pound fighter. The fighter made his debut as a featherweight in 2014 for the promotion.

Hooker, in his recent Instagram post, flexed his physique and showed his fans what his final form looks like ahead of his much-anticipated bout. “Last session in the books, feeling sharp and ready to scrap,” wrote Dan in the caption. “Thanks to the team at [War Fighter Athlteic] for looking after me this camp.”

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Why Dan Hooker decided to move down to the featherweight division?

Dan Hooker featherweight
Dan Hooker

Before making the decision to move down a weight division, Hooker had to go through some of the toughest challenges in the lightweight division. The fighter fought two title contenders in his last five fights. Dan went 2-3 in his last five fights losing to only the top-ranked fighters. After losing to Islam Makhachev, Dan decided to go back to the featherweight division.

As a featherweight, the New Zealand fighter is 3-3 in the UFC. His bout against Arnold is a real challenge but Hooker feels like he can take that. “This is my weight class. One hundred percent, without a shadow of a doubt,” said Dan in his interview with Ariel Helwani. “It requires another level of sacrifice. It requires another level of dedication that 155 doesn’t demand of me.”

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