UFC NEWS – Dan Hardy Leaves Roy Nelson’s Camp, Picks Up Training With Mir, Belfort and GSP
[box_light]”Roy Nelson is a great training partner and great guy, but he’s not really the right man for me to be working with. He doesn’t move like a welterweight and he’s a lot stronger, so picking his brains was great, but hands-on he wasn’t quite right for me. I’ve got a new boxing coach, a new wrestling coach, a new jiu-jitsu coach… I’ve sorted out everything. Being properly set up in Vegas, you don’t have to travel far for world class training partners, and I’ve worked with Frank Mir, Georges St-Pierre, Vitor Belfort. I spent some time with Georges helping him to prepare for Carlos Condit [before his injury], giving him a look similar to what Condit would have given him. I had a great spell with him and his coaches, Firas Zahabi and John Danaher, I went to his wrestling class and it was interesting to see the things I should change in my own training camp.”[/box_light]
In a recent interview with ESPN, Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy reveals that he has left the camp of Roy Nelson and has started seeking training with other Las Vegas area fighters.
The former number one contender has had a plethora of problems ever since facing Georges St. Pierre for the UFC’s welterweight title. Currently riding a four-fight losing streak he has yet to get back his dominance that he entered the UFC with.
With consecutive losses to GSP, Carlos Condit, Anthony Johnson and Chis Lytle, Dan is one of few fighters that could last out the unemployment line after dropping four straight.
The former Roughhouse fighter turned to Los Angeles to train at Punch Kick Grapple and 10th planet before heading to Las Vegas to train with UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson. Apparently he was not getting the results he was looking for at any of the gyms, and has become sort of a training journeyman hopping from facility to facility.
Will picking up time with Frank Mir, Vitor Belfort and St. Pierre be the right mix of training he needs to return to form?