Dan Hooker Prepared for “Simple” and “Easy” Barboza • MMA News

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This Saturday, Dan Hooker will step into the cage for an important fight of his MMA career when he takes on #5-ranked Edson Barboza throughout the co-main event of UFC on Fox 31. Nevertheless that doesn’t suggest Hooker is feeling the stress heading into Saturday evening time…faraway from it:

“That is what I reside for,” Hooker instructed MMAjunkie. “For alternatives like this, and to compete towards the perfect and to compete towards top-five ranked opponents. That is the place I get to showcase my abilities. It’s been very simple to stand up for this. Because of this I look for the hardest problem potential, as a result of now all of the coaching turns into quite simple. It turns into very simple while you’re standing in entrance of a activity that massive and a reputation that massive. It turns into very simple to stand up, very simple to get motivated for the coaching camp. It’s been mentally not as onerous as when you’ve gotten a lesser-name opponent and you’ve gotten to inspire your self for coaching.”

As for his opponent Edson Barboza, Dan Hooker believes that whereas Barboza is proficient, he’s quite simple to scout, which helps improve Hangman’s confidence heading into the pivotal lightweight bout:

“As an opponent stylistically, it’s fairly easy with what he’s bringing to the desk,” Hooker talked about. “It’s a simple sport, like he’s going to strike and he’s going to defend takedowns like his life will depend upon it. I don’t actually really feel like that’s going to differ. He’s very large for the burden class, he’s very fast, very sturdy. Nevertheless let’s say the an identical points that make us sturdy, make us weak.

“As a result of he’s so good at these issues I really feel like he’s set on these issues. He’s not exhibiting the identical growth as a fighter as numerous completely different guys and he doesn’t have the flexibility that you just want to proceed to do effectively within the sport for an prolonged time period. I really feel like as soon as you get caught on one factor and you simply get set on that, then you definitely cap your growth, you place a cap on longevity as a fighter. So for me it’s vital to keep versatile and consistently growing my recreation, which is my greatest precedence.”

Do you agree with Dan Hooker? Has Edson Barboza end up to be too “easy” and “easy” in his stopping sort?

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