Dan Hardy is hoping to fight again, but if and when he does, the former welterweight contender believes it should be at 155 pounds.
Hardy hasn’t fought now since September, 2012, when he decisioned Amir Sadollah. After the bout, the British fighter was diagnosed with a rare heart condition, and as a result, Hardy will need medical clearance before he can fight again.
Well, during the latest “UFC Tonight“, Hardy reported the following, about his desire to return to the cage (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I’d very much like to. I have a few fights left on my contract. I need to get cleared by a doctor and I’m in the process of getting cleared. I’d just jump in for some fun fights. I’m a lot lighter than I used to be. I’m closer to walking on the scales at 170. I fought twice at 160 and it was a comfortable weight for me. I was always so much quicker and agile when I was lighter. I think 155 would be better for me now. I’m not interested in belts. I’d like to be challenged and tested by people I look up to.”
That’s good to hear, and it would be great to see “The Outlaw” back in the Octagon, throwing hands. Hardy was sidelined after he had turned things around, by ending a four fight losing streak and recording two, consecutive wins. In his win over Sadollah, the noted striker also showcased some nasty ground-and-pound skills.
Way back in 2010, Hardy challenged Georges St-Pierre, but lost to the 170 champ by UD. More recently, of course, Hardy has been working as a commentator and analyst.