Dustin Poirier shuts down potential fight with Dan Hooker, tells him to fight Donald Cerrone instead

Dustin Poirier does not appear to be interested in a proposed match-up with New Zealand’s Dan Hooker

The Kiwi called out Poirier after his unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta at UFC 243 in Melbourne today.

“Dustin Poirier, I’m going to smash your face in. Meet me in New Zealand in 2020. I’m going to end you,” Hooker said in his post-fight interview with Jon Anik.

Dustin Poirier took to social media to pour cold water on the potential matchup.

Poirier, who recently fought and lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, suggested his next fight would be with former featherlight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The Diamond also gave Hooker a recommendation, saying he can fight Donald Cerrone instead.

Whoever Hooker will fight, he will be wanting it to be someone inside the top ten of the lightweight division. Currently ranked 15, Hooker put on a clinical performance when he beat the number 6 ranked Al Iaquinta.

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My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.