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Dustin Poirier And Dan Hooker Produced A Fight Of The Year Contender At UFC Vegas 4

Dustin Poirier And Dan Hooker Produced A Fight Of The Year Contender At UFC Vegas 4

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker produced a fight of the year contender in the main event of UFC Vegas 4 last night.

The two left it all in the Octagon during the lightweight main event at the UFC Apex facility, with both bloodied, battered and bruised after five rounds of non-stop trading and tagging.

Poirier took the unanimous decision victory, with the judges scoring the contest 48-47, 48-47 and 48-46 in his favour despite him losing the first two rounds to 'The Hangman'.

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But both men deserve some serious praise for the amount of punishment they took in the 25 minute war. You only have to look at the highlights from the bout to see some of the outrageous, wince-inducing exchanges.


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It's no surprise that the pair took home an extra $50,000 for deservedly winning 'Fight of the Night'.

Hooker, with his face looking an absolute mess, took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and give props to his opponent Poirier on the hard-fought win.

Poirier, meanwhile, returned to winning ways after his submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov back in September at UFC 242.

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'The Diamond' isn't getting too ahead of himself though and plans to go back to the drawing board ahead of any future fights.

"Maybe I'll fight at the end of the year," Poirier said post-fight, as per MMA Junkie.

"Maybe I'll fight next year. I just want to go home to my daughter. I'm a winner and it was a long time off. It was the longest break in my career. I had to take nine months off and sit on the sidelines. I had to overcome some stuff.

"Now that I'm a victor again, I want to get back to the drawing board. I want to keep getting better. I want to stay in love with this sport. I don't want to push myself so much to where I hate this. I've been doing this a long time and pushing myself to the limits every day. So I just want to do it right."

Topics: Dustin Poirier, UFC News, MMA News, Dan Hooker, UFC, MMA

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