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“I Feel Sad For Him”- Dustin Poirier Wins Hearts With a Beautiful Message to Dan Hooker

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Dustin Poirier took on a rising contender in the lightweight division, Dan Hooker in his last fight. The fight was guaranteed to be a thriller. However, the fight delivered more than expectations.

Dan Hooker showcased impressive striking techniques and almost finished Dustin Poirier in the first two rounds. However, the former interim champion was too tough for the kiwi fighter. Dustin Poirier outshined Dan Hooker in the final 3 rounds.

Despite the win, Dan Hooker made a clear statement to the entire division that he is here to stay. And as far as Dustin Poirier is concerned, the Diamond is very close to getting another opportunity to claim the lightweight throne.

Even though there was some animosity between the two lightweight elites going into the fight. Dan Hooker made some claims ahead of the fight. However, after the 5 round battle, both fighters showed tremendous respect towards each other.

Poirier even showed empathy towards Dan Hooker when he came to know that Hooker would not be able to see his little girl once he is back in New Zeland.

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As per the COVID safety policies of New Zeland, Dan Hooker will need to stay under mandatory 14 days quarantine. Recently, a beautiful and gut-wrenching image of Dan Hooker being isolated from his daughter surfaced on the internet. And Dustin Poirier, who is a father of a little girl himself, could not help but wish well to his opponent.

Dustin Poirier recalls backstage interaction with Dan Hooker

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Dustin Poirier recalled the backstage interaction with Dan Hooker and stated:

“He sounded like he was in a lot of pain. But after the doctor left I started talking to him. And I told him that I wish him well. And I hope that he has safe travel back and he gets to see his family. I am a father as well. I have a little girl just like him. So I wish him the best and I hope he sees his family.”

The good guy of MMA, Poirier further stated:

“I feel sad for him. It sucks. But two weeks will go by. And he will be reunited with his family as long as he is healthy and safe. So life is good. It sucks to see that picture and sad to be away from his family for two weeks. But all in all, everything is great.”

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Well, it’s not the first time Poirier has won the hearts of fight fans and it surely won’t be the last time. Whether it is inside the octagon or outside the octagon, Dustin Poirier is the kind of fighters who represent this sport of MMA to the highest level.