Dan Hooker On Michael Chandler: “I’m Gonna Break The Toy In Five Minutes”

Michael Chandler is slated to make his UFC debut later this month when he meets Dan Hooker at the UFC 257 pay-per-view event. 

The former Bellator Champion has already stated that he plans to break Hooker. However, the top fighter is also planning the same thing. Bend, but don’t break is a helluva a motto. 

Dan Hooker On Michael Chandler: “I’m Gonna Break The Toy In Five Minutes”

“I think they just wanted to get him to a title shot as quickly as possible,” Hooker said while speaking with SCMP MMA (H/T to MMA Fighting). “Anyone that’s been following the sport for a good amount of time knows that the danger lies in time. Father time in this sport is not your friend. You know what I mean? They want him to come in and look like the man, you know? So if he comes in, he whitewashes a top-five, top-four, top-three opponent, then people will start going, ‘Title shot, title shot, title shot.’ Because like 95 percent of people that watch it are lazy. They’ll only watch the highlight reel in the buildup to the fight so they’ll be like, ‘Whoa, he’s a former champ in another organization? He came in and beat a top-five. Now he’s fighting for a title!’ They’re not gonna actually go back and watch his fights. There’s like five percent of people that really study the sport and really watch the sport and really research the sport.

“The danger lies in getting to the top five. If you were to put him against anyone else who’s come up in the UFC, like top-50, then a top-30, then a top-20, then a top-15 then his chances of losing skyrocket exponentially. So the quicker they can get him to a title, the quicker they could market and sell him. So to me, you’re gonna give me the new toy? I’m gonna break the new toy real quick. They invested a whole lot of money to get this guy out of his contract and get him over to the UFC and they’re gonna throw him in with me who’s like a bad stylistic matchup and I’m gonna break the toy in five minutes. I can’t say I feel sorry for them (laughs).”

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