Dan Hooker ‘likes to throw down’ with Korean Zombie if he returns to 145


Dan Hooker has already made a successful test cut for Featherweight, and if ‘The Hangman’ returns to 145-pounds, he’ll be ‘thrown down’ with Chan Sung Jung aka ‘The Korean Zombie’.

“Head and shoulders, the No. 1 person I would love to go to is Korean Zombie,” Hooker told Ariel Helwani during his recent appearance at The MMA Hour (MMA Fighting Lee) “I like to throw down with ‘Zombie.’ So I don’t know what people are saying, that’s why I put it out there, stepped in, made the weight and let people decide for you. The head and shoulders will be Korean Zombie.

Hooker is looking to recover from a first-round submission defeat to Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 and believes he has ‘several advantages’ at Featherweight, which could not be taken advantage of.

“For one, it’s an advantage I don’t capitalize on if I’m honest,” Hooker said. “There are many benefits that I don’t take advantage of, but that’s just one of them. So it’s kind of moving forward and learning the past. You have to make adjustments for the future and that’s one of them. Getting back, working with my team, that journey opens up to the world. I’m excited for the future. Featherweight I think it’s the weight class that can really flourish, and it’s the weight class where I really take advantage of all my advantages.

“I will return to New Zealand on the same turn and in the future I will go into training and fighting with a full camp,” he said. “Traveling with my entire coaching staff and then competing in the weight class has made me a lot more satisfied and a lot more comfortable. So I’m definitely excited for the future.

Hooker is currently # 8 on the UFC Lightweight rankings, while Jung is ranked No. 1 in Featherweight. Are in 4th place. The latter recently fought in the UFC on ESPN 25, where he defeated Dan Ige by unanimous decision and was promoted to blacklist in BJJ.

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