24 Sep 2020

Top MMA fighter starts mentorship to train young talent

From Checkpoint, 5:53 pm on 24 September 2020

Turning youthful aggression into a constructive career is behind a mentorship programme set-up by one of the biggest names in New Zealand's thriving mixed martial arts scene.

Dan Hooker is ranked fifth in the UFC's lightweight division - just one spot behind Irish megastar Conor McGregor.

But the fighter known as "The Hangman" - isn't content with hanging his hat on his own career.

Clay Wilson and video journalist Dan Cook went to discover more about Dan Hooker's passion to bring through the next generation of Kiwi combat sports talent.