Dan Hooker on his mindset coming off two losses straight

Dan Hooker on his mindset coming off two losses straight

No. 8 ranked UFC light-weight contender Dan Hooker is seeking to get again within the win column at UFC 266 when he takes on light-weight upstart Nasrat Haqparast.

Hooker is presently on a two-fight skid. 

The 31-year-old New Zealander misplaced a unanimous choice to no. 1 contender Dustin Poirier in June 2020. Most not too long ago, he suffered a TKO loss to no. 4 ranked contender Michael Chandler within the co-main occasion of UFC 257 earlier this 12 months in January.

Some fighters could put stress on themselves to carry out with their again towards the wall pondering the potential for a 3 combat dropping streak.

Nonetheless, it seems Hooker has not misplaced any confidence and is placing a whole lot of inventory behind how typically he’s coaching.

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“I really feel like I’ve been within the gymnasium consistently, I’ve been coaching consistently. I’ve been on the market operating via the combat week, competing. So, I really feel prefer it’s nonetheless recent to me,” Hooker stated to Submission Radio. “I really feel like if something, over the past 12 months, 12 months and a half, when I’ve not had good leads to the cage, I’ve been having some large enhancements in my talent set. And to me, that’s extra essential than the precise outcomes of the combat, is ensuring that I’m creating as a fighter, or every part’s progressing and coming collectively as a fighter. And to me that’s my main precedence. 

“I might moderately have the abilities and never the outcomes, than the opposite approach round, my abilities and every part’s declining however I’m getting good outcomes. That’s not good long-term. As a result of I really feel like I’ve a lot time left and I’m simply sort of coming into my peak now. So, I’m coming into this combat very assured. Very assured in my talent and skill.”

Whereas Hooker is on a dropping streak, each losses have been by the hands of high 5 competitors and the Metropolis Kickboxing product stays confident heading into his combat with Haqparast at UFC 266.


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