Dan Hooker Accepts Nate Diaz’s Call-Out To Fight

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker took to Twitter and responded to a callout from Nate Diaz that has fight fans excited. Chiefly, Stockton’s second son had dropped a video grab that saw highlights of Hooker’s TKO win over Gilbert Burns. The video was released without any context or caption thus spurring on massive speculation from fans and the media.

‘The Hangman’ seems to be interested to follow up on Diaz’s offer and he was quick to lean into the call-out. There’s no doubt that a fight between the two would be a stylistic delight and fans of the sport are salivating at the prospect. Hooker asked Diaz which division they would scrap in considering Nate’s fought at both lightweight and Welterweight.

Nate Diaz vs Dan Hooker: How it plays out?

Nate Diaz is well settled at 170-pounds and it has been a considerable amount of time since he’s fought at lightweight. He’ll certainly be the bigger man come Fight Night given his extended tenure in the welterweight division as of late. Not to mention, Nate Diaz’s boxing heavy volume striking will go a long way in favoring him in a scrap.

Dan Hooker is one of the most durable fighters who’s been in some absolute wars against famed lightweights. His fights against Edson Barboza and Dustin Poirier come to mind when considering his iron-clad toughness when facing high-volume output. Although his perceived weakness to leg kicks won’t factor much in a fight with Nate, body shots are another story. Diaz chooses to box in the pocket, much like his brother and he loves going downstairs.

Nate Diaz is coming off a loss to Jorge Masvidal back from UFC 244 where the doctor stepped in on their BMF title fight. Although the rematch with ‘Gamebred’ was hinted at, it seems as though Diaz is open to exploring other options.

Dan Hooker’s three-fight streak at lightweight came to an end with a loss against Dustin Poirier in his last outing. Diaz is a bonafide star and a victory over him will boost Dan Hooker’s profile considerably. Moreover, the fight would definitely be a great addition to one of the upcoming pay-per-view events that have lost marquee title fights as of late.