Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker left with horror facial injuries as pair are rushed to hospital following brutal UFC fight – The Sun

DUSTIN POIRIER and Dan Hooker were left with battered faces as the pair were rushed to hospital following a brutal five round main-event.

The pair headlined at the UFC’s Apex Center and put on a thriller in front of an empty arena.

 Dan Hooker was left with a battered face after his thriller with Dustin Poirier

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Dan Hooker was left with a battered face after his thriller with Dustin Poirier
 Poirier and Hooker were both hospitalised after their headliner

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Poirier and Hooker were both hospitalised after their headliner

Poirier, who was behind after the opening two rounds, came back to edge out a narrow points verdict.

Hooker posted a video online after his loss, sporting a heavily bruised face, and said: “Hey everyone, just back at the hotel with the lads.

“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.”

Poirier also revealed he was went to hospital, posting a picture in an ambulance with the caption: “25 minutes! Paid In Full!”

The lightweight, who lost to champion Khabib Nurmagomedov last year, now puts himself back in the title picture after his classic with Hooker.

Poirier said: “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.

“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.”

 Poirier edged out New Zealander Hooker on a narrow points verdict

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Poirier edged out New Zealander Hooker on a narrow points verdict
 American lightweight Poirier is now back in the title picture

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American lightweight Poirier is now back in the title picture
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