Some fighters get released from the UFC after one loss. Others, it may take two or three straight setbacks before they are given their walking papers.
One of those, John Howard, spoke out in a homemade video about the decision to keep Dan Hardy despite “The Outlaw” losing four straight fights inside the Octagon.
“I’m not hating, that’s not my style,” Howard said. “Yes, I did lose three times in a row in the UFC and I got kicked out. Well, to my knowledge he lost four times, four times in a row, and he’s still in the UFC. Okay, whatever – that’s not fair. People are saying it’s because he’s got more fans, he’s got this, he has more politics, then it’s not really about fighting, it’s about politics.”
Howard (14-7) had been on a seven-fight win streak, including four in the UFC, before dropping three straight to Jake Ellenberger, Thiago Alves and Matt Brown, resulting in his release.