Barboza is the underdog against Hooker (Next week)

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  1. drbolony

    drbolony Snake Season

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    It's because of the match up ts. Styles make fights. Dan Hooker is an educated striker. Style Bender has been mimicking Barboza for him in camp. Hooker has pretty good hands, and Barboza has a questionable chin. I'd put my money on Hooker.
     
  2. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    Hooker 1st/2nd round KO.
     
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    Now this is some funny shit
     
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    Because Hooker is a great fighter, well rounded. He could easily sub Barboza. His record is deceiving since he used to fight at FW which was too draining for him and it cost him fights. 4-0 with 4 finishes at lightweight. Granite chin, never been KO'd. Younger, taller, longer than Barboza.

    You will learn to respect The Hangman after Saturday night.
     
  5. Evangelion

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    Gilbert Burns is a legit top 15 fighter. Him being competitive against Hooker, before getting ko'd, is in no way a bad look for Hooker.
     
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    I like Edson but I am a Kiwi and I have been hanging out with a bunch of Dan's compatriots this last weekend so I am going to have to say…
    War Hangman Hooker!
     
  8. blaseblah

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    That simply isn't true. He's only lost to top 10 guys. Also he isn't facing a wrestler this time which makes it a good stylistic matchup.
     
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    Have you seen Dan Hooker fight?
    If you disagree, bet on the underdog and get that money
     
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    That was before edit :)
     
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    Hooked has been smashing people but I'd never count Barboza out should be a he'll of a fight
     
  12. Doughie99

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    Dan Hooker has some excellent results, he is a relatively-unknown name who has been asking for a Big Fight for some time and I am very happy he got a fight against a well-known fighter, and this is his big opportunity to make an impression, and I believe he absolutely can do that.

    I'll definitely be watching this fight, and I hope it's a hard-fought battle. I'd watch any Edson Barboza fight anyway, he is a demon kicker and very entertaining.
     
  13. Mordecay

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    I don't disagree. Just saying he's not as good as some ppl claim him to be.
     
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    Hooker takes too many shots to the face.
     
  15. theTKDguy

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    I like hooker and initially liked him to beat edson but not so sure now. He does eat a lot of strikes because of his low guard. People forget how fast edson is with those kicks, especially against non wrestlers
     
  16. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Or mild retardation?
     
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    That was 4 years ago and at 145, dumbass.
     
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    Usually I’m the one calling guys retards but I was trying to go a different route. But in the words of the immortal Matt Serra

    Fuck’im
     
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  19. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    I take a lot of shots to the face:(
     
  20. fecalpoint

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    Barboza is one of my favorite strikers in the UFC but he needs that finishing instinct.
     

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