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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Dan Hardy to Re-enter USADA Testing Pool

Dan Hardy (center)

By FCF Staff

It’s been nearly seven years now since Dan Hardy last fought, but recently the veteran fighter and commentator is taking steps to facilitate a comeback.

The British fighter hasn’t fought since September, 2012, when he scored a decision win over Amir Sadollah. Hardy’s fight career was sidelined, however, after it was discovered he had Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a rare heart disorder.

The 37-year-old has talked about fighting again for sometime now, and during a recent episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast, Hardy said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“Right now what I’m going to do is get back in the USADA testing pool,” Hardy said. “I have to be in the pool for four months. Once I’m in the pool for four months, then I have the option to fight if I choose to.”

“I’m going to do four months (in the pool), because I’ve never officially retired,” Hardy said.

Prior to facing Sadollah, Hardy stopped Duane Ludwig in May, 2012. That win ended a four fight losing skid for Hardy, which included a loss to then welterweight champ, Georges St-Pierre.

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