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Dan Hooker details crazy UFC 266 Fight Week schedule

Dan Hooker, New Zealand

Dan Hooker is in a tricky situation being that he lives in New Zealand. Travel is difficult but so is actually getting to the United States.

Last week Hooker had failed to secure his Visa before UFC 266 which meant one of two things. He was going to have to pull out, or he was going to get to Fight Week late.

Dan Hooker won’t pull out luckily because he was able to get his Visa just in time. He took to Twitter to get the attention of the embassy.

He posted to Twitter Sunday (Monday in New Zealand) and confirmed that he had met with the embassy. That means Dan Hooker is going to get to Fight Week late.

Flights from New Zealand to the USA are on either Sundays or Thursdays in New Zealand. Since Hooker’s meeting was on Monday, he has no choice but to take the Thursday flight.

So the plan is he will fly out Thursday (Wednesday in the US) and arrive Thursday night in the USA. He will then finish up his weight cut and weigh-in the next morning.

Then he will spend the rest of Friday rehydrating and on Saturday night he fights. It’s safe to say he won’t have any free time.

It’s a crazy schedule and one that shows Dan Hooker’s dedication to the sport and to the fans. He will have to do all of this while cutting weight in order to make 155 pounds.

He meets Nasrat Haqparast on the prelims of UFC 266 on Saturday, September 25.