Dan Hooker Picks Fight With Tony Ferguson

Dan Hooker Picks Fight With Tony Ferguson

By Abdullah Ouazri
Tuesday, August 2nd 2022, 8:43PM, 9 days ago

Dan Hooker has taken to social media to release his next callout. He challenges Tony Ferguson to step up to it.

Wanna play ball? Step up to the plate. — I'll smash your face in (Tony Ferguson)
- Dan Hooker to Tony Ferguson via Twitter

Despite being close to each other in the Lightweight rankings for years now, Hooker and Tony have never been close to fighting one another. Although now may be the perfect time for it.

Tony Ferguson's last few fights have not gone his way, and he is currently on a 4-fight losing streak. The streak began at UFC 249 where he suffered a brutal 5th round TKO loss to Justin Gaethje, and it only got worse from there. His last fight was against Michael Chandler and he was put on the receiving end of the current front-runner for Knockout of The Year, a brutal front-kick KO in the 2nd round.

Michael Chandler knocks Tony Ferguson out with a front kick. Credits to: Hans Gutknecht
Michael Chandler knocks Tony Ferguson out with a front kick. Credits to: Hans Gutknecht

Dan Hooker's luck isn't much better in recent times, as he is 1-4 in his last 5 fights. His most recent fight was a failed attempt to make a resurgence by moving down to 145 lbs. He fought Arnold Allen who finished him on the feet inside of 1 round.

With their recent falls from grace, now more than ever both fighters need a win in their careers.

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