Dan Hardy has cleared the air regarding his departure from the UFC.
Earlier this week, a report came out that the former UFC fighter was let go due to an incident on Fight Island. Immediately, Hardy took to social media to comment on the matter, but he has now taken to his website, Full Reptile to release a lengthy statement.
“Apologies for my silence on this current situation,” Hardy began. “I’m still chasing answers privately, and it’s taking some time. This is what I can say, at this point. It was a verbal disagreement between myself and a member of the UFC staff. It was forthright but not aggressive, and specific to work.
“I have apologized to the individual, for the embarrassment they must have felt, as a small handful of our colleagues from the British media were present,” Dan Hardy added. “We were taking a brief break from recording UFC 258 content, a few hours after the Holloway Kattar event had concluded, when the disagreement occurred. The conversation could have definitely taken place in a better location, and under better circumstances.
“BT Sport have not fired me, and are still keen on working with me in some capacity. I’m appreciative of their interest in a continued collaboration. Thank you all for the support in the comments across their accounts. They are paying attention and making efforts, although there is pressure to push me out entirely,” Hardy continued.
Dan Hardy then said his site’s credentials were revoked before UFC 259 despite people already being in Las Vegas. He has also yet to hear or speak to Dana White about the matter,
“It has been suggested that a reconciliation between myself and the UFC is possible, and of course, I hope that is the case,” Dan Hardy added. “I have yet to speak to, or hear from Dana, and get a better understanding of his perspective on the situation. The result of their brief and private investigation has left me with little closure, and hope that at some point I’m able to get more information of what I’ve actually been accused.
“I’m forever a fan of the UFC, and dedicated in service of MMA. I appreciate all of your kind words and support, both privately and publicly, and have lots of exciting offers to consider,” Hardy concluded.
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