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Dan Hooker Was Hesitant Fighting in US Amid COVID-19; Trusts UFC's Procedures

Dan Hooker Was Hesitant Fighting in US Amid COVID-19; Trusts UFC's Procedures

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UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker said he's grown "confident" in the promotion's safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic after initially being "hesitant" to accept a fight in the United States.

Hooker, a New Zealand native, is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier in the main event of the UFC on ESPN 12 card Saturday night.

He discussed the situation with TMZ Sports ahead of the show, which will take place from UFC's APEX facility in Las Vegas.

I'm very confident in the precautions that the UFC has in place."

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