Dan Hooker On Tyson Fury/Francis Ngannou: “It’s Just PR”

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UFC combatant Dan Hooker isn’t buying the speech of a Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou superfight conscionable yet.

This past weekend, the treatment and hype down a imaginable collision betwixt the WBC and The Ring boxing titleholder and the UFC Heavyweight Champion stepped up. Rumors of Ngannou crossing implicit to the squared ellipse person been prevalent since the build-up to his latest Octagon quality astatine UFC 270 successful January.

Soon aft the Cameroonian’s triumph implicit Ciryl Gane, and with a contractual quality with the UFC ongoing, Fury suggested a bout with “The Predator” was apt to instrumentality spot successful Las Vegas aboriginal adjacent year.

Following different awesome triumph successful the ringing connected Saturday, in which helium knocked retired Dillian Whyte successful beforehand of implicit 90,000 fans, “The Gypsy King” stood face-to-face with Ngannou, with some men appearing optimistic astir a aboriginal scrap.

While immoderate are excited astatine the imaginable of the 2 behemoths coming together, and expect it to beryllium the adjacent measurement for some men should Ngannou depart MMA’s premier promotion astatine the extremity of the year, not everyone sees it the same.

During his UFC Vegas 52 recap with The AllStar, which came soon aft Fury’s victory, perennial UFC contender Dan “The Hangman” Hooker was amazed to perceive co-host John Hyon Ko’s excitement for the imaginable crossover bout. The New Zealander suggested the enactment and aboriginal promotion is “all PR” astatine this point.

“The what? You wanna spot what? You wanna spot (Fury vs. Ngannou)? Stop,” said Hooker. “That’s conscionable PR right? That’s conscionable PR right? They’re not serious. They’re not serious, get outta here.

“I wonderment what happens erstwhile a boxer fights a mixed martial artist?” Hooker added sarcastically. “Like, get outta present man. We person established this. This has been established.”

Hooker went connected to mention Fury’s announced retirement, which helium believes to beryllium a selling tool, arsenic grounds that the Englishman tin merchantability thing connected paper, including a combat against the UFC’s heavyweight kingpin, who has consistently expressed his tendency to propulsion down successful the boxing ring.

Should Dana White and the UFC stay against the thought of allowing their champ to modulation to the squared ellipse for a blockbuster showdown with “The Gypsy King,” it appears Ngannou volition person a hard determination to make.

Although, if his “I’m consenting to bash immoderate it takes to get what I want” sentiment is to beryllium believed, possibly the determination to depart the UFC for caller opportunities won’t beryllium a hard 1 to make.

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