Dan Hardy still has the itch.
The former UFC welterweight title contender has not competed inside the Octagon since 2012, as he was diagnosed with a rare heart disorder before a planned scrap with Matt Brown.
While Hardy has kept himself around the sport as an announcer and analysis with UFC and UFC Fight Pass, he still wants to compete. “The Outlaw” talked about it on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight.”
“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,” he said. “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.”