Dan Hooker received a heartwarming welcome from his daughter following his UFC London outing against Arnold Allen

Although Dan Hooker came short on his featherweight return against Arnold Allen at UFC London, there’s no question that he’s still deeply loved by the MMA community.

Dan Hooker believes he can defeat Dustin Poirier
Dan Hooker of New Zealand celebrates his victory over Al Iaquinta of the United States fight in their Lightweight bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Dan Hooker’s revitalized tenacity and thirst for resurgence didn’t get the job done at UFC London, but he received a hero’s welcome from his daughter.

His daughter proved why she is his biggest fan. The two hadn’t met each other at all this year amidst visa disputes. Hooker posted a video on Instagram that is tear-jerking, to say the least.

He captioned the post, ‘First time seeing my baby this year. 😊

The video is sure to strike a chord in MMA fans’ hearts, who understand the sacrifices and pain a fighter has to go through to entertain us.

“I hope he can rebound from these setbacks” – Charles Oliveira sends out words of encouragement to Dan Hooker following his loss at UFC London

The City Kickboxing star was driven by the prospect of revitalizing his career with a move down to featherweight, but Arnold Allen pumped brakes to his plan. Hooker is on an all-time low in terms of his career and even the boss-man Dana White has no idea about his future.

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira was supportive of Hooker, and wants him to bounce back. He posted a tweet captioning, “I wish him the best, and I hope he can rebound from these setbacks. God bless you and your family, @danthehangman”

This beautiful display of empathy from the champion would mean a lot to Hooker, given the fact that Charles has had to go through some dark times of his own.

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