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Dan Hooker Wasn’t Happy With Quick Win Over Gilbert Burns at UFC 226

July 8, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Dan Hooker spoke with MMAjunkie following his first-round knockout of Gilbert Burns at UFC 226. Highlights are below:

On being unsatisfied with his quick win: “You think I flew halfway around the world and did an eight-week training camp for one minute of work? I wanted to challenge myself against the best guys. I do this for the challenge. I don’t do it for the money. I’m not a stupid guy. There are ways that I could be making a lot more money outside of this sport. So I do this to test myself. I do this to challenge myself. And that was not a challenge.”

On wanting a top 10 opponent: “The UFC … I feel like they’re breaking some kind of health and safety code by putting me against these guys. They’re getting them hurt. This isn’t a game. I can seriously hurt people. So they need to give me someone on my level.”

On when he may fight again: “Tonight, tomorrow, next week. I want to get back in there straight away. I say I want a top 10 (opponent), but I ain’t sitting around. If you want a fight and you’re thinking of a date, shoot me a message.”