Despite dropping his fourth straight fight inside the Octagon, former UFC welterweight title contender Dan Hardy will not be released, according to UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta.
Fertitta posted on his Twitter account, “Will not cut @danhardymma I like guys that WAR!!!”
“The Outlaw” has not heard anything from UFC President Dana White concerning his future, but with the backing of the owner, you would think he is safe for now.
Hardy lost his first title fight to Georges St-Pierre, and has since dropped his next three fights, including to Chris Lytle in the main event of UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle Sunday night by submission.
Hardy never backed down against Lytle, instead standing for almost three rounds with “Lights Out.”