British UFC fighter Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, known primarily for his striking, endured a taste of his own medicine when last he fought; getting knocked out in the first round by recent Greg Jackson camp transplant Carlos Condit. Though the Team Rough House-trained fighter has lost his last two (posting a unanimous decision defeat to Georges St. Pierre in his fight before Condit), he recently assured fans through MMACanada that his style will not be changing due to his losses.
“Nothing’s gonna change. First and foremost I’m a UFC fan,” Hardy said. “I go in there to enjoy myself and if I’m not having fun then I know the fans aren’t having fun. I’m always gonna be chasing the knockout or the submission–this is something I’ve been working on a lot more as well.”
A noticeably mohawk-less Hardy revealed that he had re-upped with the UFC for a few more fights and that he would relish the chance to face legends Matt Hughes or BJ Penn. Though he promised that his level of aggression will remain the same, “The Outlaw” did indicate that he will be trying out some new tricks in his next fight.
“I would like to show I’ve got ground game and wrestling as well, but that’s not because I don’t want to be taking punches anymore,” he said. “I’ll trade punches with anyone. That’s not going to change. I got caught and sometimes it happens but I’m looking forward to trading punches again.”
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