By Nolan King |
June 7, 2020 2:25 am
Chase Hooper lost his undefeated status on Saturday – but he didn’t lose his sense of humor.
Hours after his UFC 250 unanimous decision loss to Alex Caceres, Hooper (9-1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) issued a statement on Twitter. He voiced an optimistic outlook, saying he’s focused on improvement.
“Fought a veteran with more UFC fights than I have years of being alive, and I went the distance with him,” Hooper said. “It was a tough fight, and he had a solid game plan and good defense. Now it’s time to suck it up, get back to the gym, work on the stand up move on to the next one.”
Not only did Hooper issue a statement, he posted a response to former UFC welterweight Ben Askren. Similarities in appearance between Hooper and Askren have been a running joke on social media and in interviews.
At UFC 250, Hooper absorbed numerous strikes from Caceres and was even knocked down at one point. In response to Askren, Hooper joked he didn’t inherit his chin from his father – a subtle jab at Askren’s UFC 239 KO loss to Jorge Masvidal.
Sorry, Pops… Glad I at least got my mom’s chin tho 🤷🏻♂️😂
— Chase Hooper (@chase_hooper) June 7, 2020
Sorry, Pops… Glad I at least got my mom’s chin tho.
UFC 250 took place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.