Arman Tsarukyan Wants Dan Hooker Or Tony Ferguson In December

The rising UFC lightweight Arman Tsarukyan is targeting a December showdown either against Dan Hooker or Tony Ferguson.

The talented Armenian is currently on a four-fight win streak in the UFC. After his rough debut against Islam Makhachev in April 2019, the Armenian quickly redeemed himself by securing unanimous decision victories over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Davi Ramos and Matt Frevola in his next three fights.

Since then, Tsarukyan hasn’t looked back.

The No.13-ranked 155-pound contender was in action earlier this month at UFC Vegas 37.

Going into this fight, Tsarukyan knew he would need a knockout before he could call any bigger name in the division. And he did exactly that by knocking out Christos Giagos emphatically in the first round with just 2:09 on the clock.

With this victory, his tally of wins has risen to four with just one loss in the UFC.

Recently, Tsarukyan has developed a fierce feud with New Zealander Hooker. The two have a short history of bad blood between them.

After his strings of wins in the UFC, Tsarukyan called out Hooker, which he responded by labeling him a “dumbass.” This remark did not go very well with the Armenian.

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While talking to MMA News, the Armenian revealed what Hooker has told him if his fight with Nasrat Haqparast didn’t happen at UFC 266 for any reason.

“He texted something like, ‘If you have balls, you gonna fight with me now.’ But he knows I had an (injury), I got injured after this fight, and I broke my ribs. That’s why he started speaking. But if he didn’t know about my injury, for sure he wouldn’t (say that).”

“He’s a tough opponent, and I’m tough, too,” he added. “And we had a conversation (with) each other, and I think UFC can do this part. And a lot of people know about me and him, and everyone wants to see this fight.”

Tsarukyan further stated that he would like to fight Tony Ferguson in December if the fight with Hooker doesn’t go to the plan.

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