Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker show off facial injuries after fight

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker show off horror facial injuries after brutal UFC fight on Saturday night… with BOTH men going to hospital

  • Dustin Poirier edged out Dan Hooker in a memorable UFC fight on Saturday
  • Poirier recovered from a second-round knockdown to win on points
  • However, both fighters went to hospital afterwards due to facial injuries 

UFC stars Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker have showed off their horror facial injuries after their titanic fight on Saturday night. 

Poirier won on a unanimous points decision but only after recovering from a second-round knockdown at UFC Fight Night: Austin at the Apex Centre. 

Despite coming so close to victory, Hooker seemed in good spirits when posting a video online, showing his bruised face and bloody right eye, after being treated in hospital.

Dustin Poirier went to hospital in an ambulance after his victory on Saturday night

Dan Hooker also went to hospital with a beaten and bloody face following a brutal fight

‘Hey everyone, just back at the hotel with the lads,’ Hooker said. 

‘Having a feast, just got checked out of the hospital, everything is all good, just a couple of stitches on the eye. But hey, that’s the game the game we play no worries.

‘Just a small setback and then I’ll be back.’

The champion Poirier also went to hospital after the fight, saying: ‘It was a tough one, Dan came to fight. He’s a tough guy. He’s on the rise. He really thought he was going to get past me. I trusted in my team, in my skill and my work ethic.

‘Maybe I’ll fight at the end of the year. Maybe I’ll fight next year.

Poirier (right) produced a stunning display across five rounds to beat Hooker (left)

It went to scorecards and Poirier was declared the winner on the night by unanimous decision

‘Now that I’m a victor again, I want to get back to the drawing board. I just want to do it right and give it my all the right way.’

After nine months out of the cage, Poirier came back and faced a tough competitor in Hooker. 

He persevered however to finish a well-rounded performance in the main event and win by unanimous decision, with the score-cards all in Poirier’s favour at 48-47, 48-47 and 48-46. 




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