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Dan Hardy explains why Jon Jones is not "gonna stick around" after UFC 295: "They took his d**k pills away from him"

Chris Taylor - September 7, 2023

Dan Hardy has a theory as to why UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t “gonna stick around” after fighting Stipe Miocic at UFC 295. Jones (27-1 MMA) is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA) on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ‘Bones’ of course captured the promotion’s heavyweight crown earlier this year when he submitted Ciryl Gane in the first round of their fight at UFC 285.

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Watch | Dan Hardy’s live reaction to Jesus Pinedo upsetting Brendan Loughnane at PFL 4 (Video)

Harry Kettle - June 9, 2023

PFL commentator Dan Hardy couldn’t hide his disappointment in seeing Brendan Loughnane get finished last night. Ever since leaving the UFC, Dan Hardy has been a hot commodity. He’s incredibly knowledgable within the industry, he’s passionate, and he’s a fantastic commentator. So, then, it’s no surprise that PFL showed great interest in bringing him over.

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Dan Hardy says it will be “no time” before former UFC champion Francis Ngannou signs with PFL: “I know he’s coming”

Fernando Quiles - March 30, 2023

Dan Hardy thinks former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou is on his way to becoming a member of the PFL roster. Ngannou and UFC higherups could not come to terms on a new deal when “The Predator” was the UFC Heavyweight Champion. As a result, Ngannou is now a free agent. “The Predator” has expressed his desire to enter the world of boxing, which was his first love in terms of combat sports, but he recently revealed to Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” that he’s close to signing with an MMA promotion. He namedropped PFL and ONE Championship.

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Dan Hardy discusses "depressing" atmosphere being at UFC event for first time since release: "It's very much Putin's Russia in there right now"

Josh Evanoff - March 23, 2023

Former UFC commentator Dan Hardy had a couple of thoughts after attending UFC 286 last weekend. The card was headlined by a welterweight trilogy title clash between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. Ultimately, it was ‘Rocky’ who picked up the victory by majority decision. Other excellent performances across the main card saw wins by names such as Justin Gaethje, Gunnar Nelson, and more.

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Dan Hardy calls Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev an "assassination attempt"

Ryan Harkness - October 25, 2022

Dan Hardy continues to take shots at the UFC and Dana White, this time over their booking of Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC279. The booking was widely criticized as an attempt to send Diaz into free agency on a high profile loss. Bookies set the line at -1000 for Chimaev and +800 for Diaz, extremely wide odds that gave Nate a 9% chance of winning. Of course, the bout never happened. Chimaev came in 7.5 pounds over weight, and Diaz ended up fighting (and beating) Tony Ferguson instead.

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UFC President Dana White responds to Dan Hardy’s claims that he staged his concern for Calvin Kattar following Max Holloway fight

Fernando Quiles - October 23, 2022

UFC President Dana White has fired shots at Dan Hardy. The former UFC fighter and color commentator accused White of staging concern for Calvin Kattar. Back in early 2021, footage was released of White expressing concern for Kattar after his five-round battering at the hands of Max Holloway. White informed Kattar’s cornerman that their fighter would be going straight to the hospital. Hardy expressed his belief that White’s concern was a facade to look good in front of the cameras.

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Dan Hardy sheds light on UFC exit, slams Dana White for staging concern for Calvin Kattar after Max Holloway fight: "That's just dirty"

Josh Evanoff - October 21, 2022

Former UFC commentator Dan Hardy has accused Dana White of staging concern for fighters. ‘The Outlaw’ was one of the most colorful fighters in the welterweight division from 2008 to 2012. His knockout power saw him claim wins over names such as Mike Swick and Marcus Davis. Hardy even scored a title shot against Georges St-Pierre in 2010.

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Dana White responds after Leon Edwards and Dan Hardy slam the UFC for booking Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev: “They can go to the movies that night”

Harry Kettle - July 28, 2022

UFC president Dana White has responded to criticism of the promotion’s latest main event booking: Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz. For many years now Dana White has successfully promoted the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand, to the point where they were able to sell it for billions of dollars back in 2016.

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Dan Hardy reveals boxing match with Diego Sanchez moved to November 12th

Josh Evanoff - July 25, 2022

Former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy will have to wait a bit longer to make his return to the ring. ‘The Outlaw’ has been out of competition since a knockout win over Amir Sadollah in September 2012. Following the victory, Hardy was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The heart condition immediately forced the fan favorite to retire.

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Dan Hardy scolds Dana White for his “unnecessary disrespect” towards Nate Diaz

Susan Cox - June 24, 2022

Dan Hardy is scolding Dana White for his ‘unnecessary disrespect’ towards Nate Diaz. It was UFC President, Dana White who recently reacted to Nate Diaz once again requesting his release from the UFC. White pointed out that Diaz has won only one of his last several fights, suggesting perhaps it is time for Californian welterweight to move on.

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Paul Daley explains why he rejected a “very lucrative” offer to box Dan Hardy

Harry Kettle - May 11, 2022

Paul Daley has explained why he rejected a big offer that would’ve seen him fight Dan Hardy in a boxing match. While he may not have been part of the UFC family for quite some time, Paul Daley is still one of the most notable mixed martial arts stars to come out of the United Kingdom in the last few decades. ‘Semtex’ possesses the kind of power that can put people to sleep with ease and tomorrow night, he’ll attempt to show off his magic one more time when he faces Wendell Giácomo at Bellator London in his retirement fight.

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Dan Hardy claims he is making more for Diego Sanchez boxing match than all of his UFC fights combined

Harry Kettle - April 26, 2022

Dan Hardy has made a stunning claim about the pay he’s going to receive from his exhibition boxing match against Diego Sanchez. For years now fans have been waiting to see if and when Dan Hardy would return to active competition. While it may not be happening in mixed martial arts, Hardy will in fact be competing later this year when he battles fellow veteran Diego Sanchez in an exhibition boxing showdown on the same card as Ricky Hatton’s return to the squared circle.

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Michael Bisping reacts to newly announced Dan Hardy vs Diego Sanchez boxing match: “Why? That’s crazy!”

Harry Kettle - April 23, 2022

MMA analyst Michael Bisping has reacted to the news that Dan Hardy will face Diego Sanchez in an exhibition boxing match. When it was announced that Ricky Hatton would be returning to the ring for an exhibition bout, many fans were equally intrigued and a bit put off by the idea. Still, at the very least, it gives them the chance to see “The Hitman” in the ring one more time before he hangs them up for good.

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Dan Hardy explains why he's boxing Diego Sanchez, confident he will KO him

Cole Shelton - April 22, 2022

Dan Hardy will be fighting again as he is set to box Diego Sanchez on July 2. Hardy has talked about returning for quite some time, this after health issues had forced him to retire. After receiving his UFC release, ‘The Outlaw’ was in talks with ONE Championship and then flirted with the idea of doing a boxing match with Tyron Woodley. However, this week news came out that he will box Diego Sanchez on Ricky Hatton’s undercard.

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Dan Hardy set to return to combat sports for exhibition boxing match with Diego Sanchez

Susan Cox - April 21, 2022

Dan Hardy is set to return to combat sports for an exhibition boxing match with Diego Sanchez. Yes, Hardy’s (25-10 MMA) return to combat sports action will not come in a cage but rather in a boxing ring. ‘The Outlaw’, 39, has spent the majority of the last 12 years working for the UFC, first as a welterweight fighter and then, after being sidelined with a heart disorder, as an analyst and color commentator. Hardy, has since received clearance by his doctors and has been contemplating the idea of a comeback for several years.

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Dan Hardy reveals proposed comeback fight against Tyron Woodley is likely off: "He just doesn't seem to want any part of it"

Josh Evanoff - March 28, 2022

Dan Hardy’s proposed comeback fight against Tyron Woodley has seemingly fallen apart. The former UFC welterweight challenger has been out of the cage since 2012. Hardy was forced to retire following his diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. However, he was medically cleared in 2018 and has teased a return to fighting ever since.

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Dan Hardy recalls Herb Dean incident on Fight Island: "We had a back and forth conversation"

Adam D Martin - November 2, 2021

Former UFC commentator Dan Hardy recalled the Herb Dean incident on Fight Island, saying that “we had a back and forth conversation.” On Fight Island in July 2020, there was a lightweight bout between Francisco Trinaldo and Jai Herbert that had a very controversial ending. Trinaldo landed a massive punch on Herbert that appeared to knock him out, but Dean did not wave off the fight and allowed Trinaldo to land extra punches on the ground despite his opponent being knocked out. Hardy, who was working as the UFC commentator that night, got into a verbal altercation with Dean. Some believe this incident is the reason why the UFC let go of Hardy.

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Dan Hardy shares the nasty DMs he received from former UFC champ Tyron Woodley

Harry Kettle - September 30, 2021

Former UFC fighter and commentator Dan Hardy has shared some of the direct messages he’s received from Tyron Woodley on social media. Over the course of the last few days we’ve seen a strange rivalry emerge between Dan Hardy and Tyron Woodley, largely focusing on Woodley’s loss to Jake Paul – countered by “The Chosen One” mocking the “Outlaw” for never winning a UFC title.

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