Dan Hardy looking to return to the UFC for big fights

April 9, 2016 11:10 am by Evan Bell
Dan Hardy

It has been nearly 4 years since Dan Hardy was in the Octagon. Hardy was diagnosed with a heart condition that prevented him from fighting and continuing his 2-fight win streak.

Now, almost 4 years later, Hardy is healthy enough to return to the Octagon, and has big things in mind. He spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss what it would take for him to return to the UFC.

“I like the way the sport is moving into this area where we’re having a lot of superfights. I like superfights,” said Hardy. “If there are two guys I want to see fight, I’m not bothered by what weight class or what the rankings are. If I want to see them fight, that’s the fight that should be made. If there’s an overwhelming support for a matchup – I mean, when the (Conor) McGregor vs. (Nate) Diaz fight was made, who didn’t want to see that? There were so many people complaining about the weight class and this and that, but it was a fight we wanted to see, and I’d like to at least have the option to step in and just have those single marquee fights every now and then.”

“I have three (fights) on my contract, and I can’t imagine I’m going to fight more than three times,” added Hardy. “I don’t feel as rushed as I used to. I’m enjoying this process of working as an analyst and a commentator, I’m learning so much in the process. I’ve just been at the (UFC) fighters summit hanging out with a bunch of up-and-coming hopefuls, and it’s just good to be in that space with those people and feed off of that energy.”

With the welterweight division being as stacked as it is, who would you like to see Hardy, a fearsome striker, face? Sound off below PENN Nation!


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