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Twitter reacts to how tough Dan 'Hangman' Hooker is after brutal fight against Edson Barboza

Vids 17/12/2018

Kiwi MMA fighter and good mate of The Rock, Dan Hangman Hooker took on Edson Barboza at UFC 31 on Sunday but but unfortunately couldn't get the job done, falling to Barboza in the 3rd round by knock out.

But bloody hell, Dan Hooker is one hell of a tough bastard. Watch the brutal fight highlights below.

The 5th ranked Barboza inflicted a world of punishment on the 14th ranked Hooker, before The Hangman finally fell in the third round to a brutal body shot.

Hooker's toughness, grit and resilience impressed many viewers watching, from fans to other fighters alike. Twitter exploded with praise and awe when the kiwi refused to go down.

Nothing but respect for the Hangman. Hooker, you're an absolute beast.