It appears the UFC would like Dan Hardy to get a second opinion on his heart issues, as UFC president Dana White stated on Tuesday during a conference call.
Hardy was expected to compete April 20 at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez, but doctors found out that he has a condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome while running tests. Hardy (25-10) could be forced to retire due to the issue, but nothing has been made official yet.
“He’s got some personal stuff going on right now with his family,” White said. “We’re going to send him to the best heart surgeon in the country out in Los Angeles when he’s ready. We’re going to get him a second opinion.”
Hardy’s opponent, Matt Brown, will now face Jordan Mein on the main card from San Jose. “The Outlaw” has stated that he could have surgery to possibly prolong his career, but didn’t appear to pleased to take that route.