“Ruined a perfect card!” – Dan Hooker OUT of electric fight against Bobby Green leaving UFC fans disappointed

Dan Hooker is out of his 5 round co-main event fight with UFC veteran Bobby Green ahead of UFC Austin due to an injury.


“Ruined a perfect card!” – Dan Hooker OUT of electric fight against Bobby Green leaving UFC fans disappointed

Dan Hooker is out of his fight against Bobby Green (via BBC/MMA Fighting)

New Zealand lightweight fighter Dan Hooker has had to withdraw from his scheduled co-main event match against Bobby Green. The duo were scheduled to compete at the forthcoming UFC Austin event. The reason for this withdrawal is said to be an injury. Sources familiar with the UFC’s plans verified the revelation, which The New Zealand Herald initially reported.

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In reaction to Dan Hooker’s withdrawal, the UFC is aggressively seeking a new opponent for Bobby Green. He was set to compete in a five-round co-main event at UFC Austin. The event will take place on December 2 at the Moody Centre in Austin, Texas. This is what was posted on X:

Dan Hooker is OUT of his scheduled #UFCAustin bout with Bobby Green next weekend. Hooker has re-injured the same arm that he injured in his last fight against Jalin Turner. [per @ChrisReive]
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Dan Hooker has suffered his second forced withdrawal from a fight due to injury in 2023. Earlier this year, Hooker experienced his first forced withdrawal from a fight due to injury when he had a scheduled bout against Jalin Turner at UFC 285. However, a fractured hand forced him to withdraw. Despite the injury, Hooker fought Turner at UFC 290 in July, earning a dramatic split decision and extending his winning streak to two.

Bobby Green has an excellent undefeated record in 2023, with stoppage victories against Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson. Confusion now surrounds the status of Bobby Green among fight fans. While Dan Hooker’s absence is unfortunate, the show must go on.

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Fight fans react to Dan Hooker’s withdrawal from the UFC Austin event

Dan Hooker’s withdrawal from his co-main event fight against Bobby Green at UFC Austin sent shockwaves through the MMA world. This has left fans impatiently awaiting word on the replacement fighter. As the word spread, social media became a hotbed of intense emotions, speculation, and debate among fight fans.

Fight fans react to Dan Hooker's withdrawal against his fight with Bobby Green
Fight fans react to Dan Hooker’s withdrawal against his fight with Bobby Green (via Yahoo Sports)

Some fans were concerned with the reappearance of Hooker’s injury problems in 2023, sympathizing with the fighter’s plight and wishing him a speedy recovery. Others, however, were disappointed as the ‘seemingly perfect’ card was now broken. Here are some of the reactions from the fight fans:

Dan Hooker’s withdrawal demonstrated not just the MMA fanbase’s passion but also their capacity to adapt and find silver linings in the face of unexpected adversity. Fight fans now await developments on the replacement fighter to save this card.

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