Dan Hooker Blasts Home Detention Sentence For Man Involved In Fatal Attack On Teammate

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker is furious with the authorities after one of the people who were involved in an attack led to the death of his City Kickboxing teammate, Fau Vake.

Vake and his brother came under attack by a group of men in downtown Auckland. Ofa He Mooni Folau, 29, is the key convict who has pleaded guilty before the court.

The UFC star feels that the court that sentenced the lead attacker to six months of home detention got it all wrong.

“To be part of an attack in which a man’s life was taken and for you to not serve time in prison is an absolute joke in my opinion. A man is dead. He’s got a daughter, he’s got a family,” Hooker said.

He explained that it wasn’t a fight between attackers and his MMA fighter teammate Vake, but a one-sided assault that left Vake with so many injuries that he succumbed to death.

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“That was not a fight. That was an attack. Four attacked two Vake brothers who did nothing aggressive … were backing away the entire time, trying to escape. It’s not fair, you can’t tell me that’s fair and that’s justice, that’s not justice.”

The deceased martial had also trained with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Hooker feels Folau directly contributed to Vake’s death.

“Of course he’s part of it. Four attacked two, how are you not an aggravating factor?” the UFC star said.

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