Dan Hardy has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez meeting with Matt Brown, UFC officials announced. Jordan Mein will step in and meet Brown on April 20 from San Jose.
Hardy (25-10) posted on Twitter that it “Turns out I have a wolf heart and the California commission won’t clear me to fight.” He apologized to Brown and added “I was really looking forward to scrapping with you. Perhaps some other time.”
From the comments, it would appear there was an irregular heartbeat with Hardy that the commission was concerned about.
Brown (16-11) has won four straight and is 5-1 in his last six overall, evening his UFC record at 5-5. He recently defeated Mike Swick.
Mein (27-8) had a successful UFC debut earlier this month, besting Dan Miller.