UFC 266: Dan Hooker plans to move his whole team to the U.S. after VISA debacle (Video)

UFC 266: Dan Hooker plans to move his whole team to the U.S. after VISA debacle (Video)

” Weve talked about as a group now. Now were just playing out the logistics of where were going and all that. Its going to be eventually up to our coaches. Moving our households and our coaches, it has to occur.

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Dan Hooker deals with Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266
Hookers opponent Haqparast has actually faced his issues getting to Las Vegas from outside of the U.S. There was some speculation that the battle might end up being a welterweight bout due to the extenuating circumstances, but remarkably both fighters weighed in at the 155-pound limitation.
Hooker will want to get back on track in the UFCs light-weight department after his devastating knockout loss to Michael Chandler previously this year.

Feb 22, 2020; Auckland, New Zealand; Dan Hooker battles against Paul Felder throughout UFC Fight Night Auckland at Spark Arena. Obligatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports
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UFC lightweight competitor Dan Hooker prepares to move his entire team to the U.S. after VISA debacle.
Dan Hooker and his group over at City Kickboxing are intending on a huge change after the various barriers he went through ahead of UFC 266.
Hooker faces rising UFC light-weight competitor Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266, however there were serious concerns about the fight occurring in current days. His native New Zealand, and the Oceania area in general, have actually undergone brutal lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even worse is the fact that New Zealands new restrictions have made it harder for out-of-country tourists to return from trips. Fortunately, Hooker and his group had the ability to deal with the government to go back to the nation following UFC 266 as they weigh their choices going forward.
During his UFC 266 pre-fight interview, Hooker alluded to City Kickboxing moving stateside after the craziness of the recent days and weeks.
” Weve gone over as a team now. Now were simply playing out the logistics of where were going and all that.
” The entire process has just been insane. Weve been locked down hard and something requires to change.”