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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

Dan Hardy Hoping to Return as 155’er, in “The Process of Getting Cleared”

Dan Hardy (photo via Independent.co.uk)

By FCF Staff

It’s been nearly four years since Dan Hardy fought last, but the former welterweight contender and commentator is still hoping to return to the Octagon.

The British fighter was supposed to fight Matt Brown back in 2013, but Hardy was diagnosed with the rare heart condition, Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, and has been sidelined since. In recent months, Hardy has said he hopes to fight again, and on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight“, the veteran stated this (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“I’d very much like to. I have a few fights left on my contract,” said Hardy, when asked if hopes to return to fighting. “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.”

In Hardy’s last bout, he worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Amir Sadollah to move his pro record to 25-10.

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