Dan Hooker is ready to battle Nasrat Haqparast in a light-weight bout at UFC 266 at the finish of the month in Las Vegas, nonetheless questions hold over whether or not or not or not the battle will happen the least bit.

Hooker, a New Zealand native, went public in his strife to get a visa so he can journey to the United States for the battle. Time is of the essence as the card begins on Sept. 25.

Hooker remaining fought in the course of Michael Chandler in January 2021 – it was his first battle since June 2020. He confronted a six-week quarantine at the time when he returned to New Zealand. He hasn’t appeared on a UFC card since the starting of the yr.