Report: CSAC Has Not Denied Dan Hardy License To Compete, UFC Decided To Pull Vet From Bout With Matt Brown
By FCF Staff
After Dan Hardy recently confirmed to the MMA world that a rare heart disorder was the reason he was no longer fighting Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7, it was assumed that the California State Athletic Commission had denied the welterweight a license to compete. Now it’s being reported, however, that the CSAC was unaware that Hardy is suspected of having Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
According to a story from MMA Junkie, which cites the CSAC as its source, the UFC informed the organization that Hardy was withdrawing from the April 20th card due to injury.
A spokesperson for the CSAC furthered in the story that Hardy would be tested by commission doctors, and if he was medically cleared to fight, he would able to compete in the state. The UFC did not reportedly submit Hardy’s EKG exam to the CSAC.
Hardy has been advised by a physician to undergo surgery for the condition, which can lead to an irregular and overly rapid heartbeat. The 30 year-old-fighter has relayed that he’s reluctant to do so, due to the fact he has not encountered any physical symptoms from the condition.
As a result, it remains to be seen what the future holds for Hardy’s MMA career. The British fighter is coming off back-to-back wins over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah, after losing four straight fights.