Dan Hardy’s (23-7-1 NC) demeanor hasn’t changed from when he first started competing in MMA until today. He doesn’t care about the money, as just being able to fight is enough.
“I’m doing this sport for no other reason than I love it and that’s really the bottom line for me,” said Hardy on MMA Weekly Radio. “If I was looking to make a load of money, I would be a boxer. Obviously, now we’re seeing Jon Jones picking up Nike sponsorships, there’s money to be made now, but when I got into it, it was because I loved the sport.”
Hardy picked up three wins in a row when he debuted for the UFC. It was followed by four losses, the first which was a shot at the welterweight championship. At UFC 146, he picked up his first victory for the company in over two years.
“Nothing’s changed,” said Hardy. “I want to get in there and fight guys. I’m a fighter and I come to fight, and I think as long as you show up with that mentality, the fight is going to be exciting because you’re trying to beat the guy up.”
He will return to the Octagon when he takes on Amir Sadollah (6-3) at UFC on Fuel TV 5.