An article in the UK’s Independent newspaper, orginally about wives and girlfriends of fighters, has spawned a heated debate between readers and fighters. One reader commented on the story, calling MMA “uncivilized” and its fighters “uneducated.” Dan has responded with quite the explanation for the sport, citing its ancient foundations and historical importance, and illustrating its sanctioned and organized state.
Article in the UK’s Telegraph commenting on the online debate» Continue Reading...
“After Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim was forced to withdraw from his UFC 105 bout with Dan Hardy in Manchester, England on November 14th, 170-pound contender Mike ‘Quick’ Swick has answered the call to face ‘The Outlaw’ in what promises to be a welterweight war at the MEN Arena.” Read the full story at UFC.com.
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With a month and some change to go, the buzz on UFC 105′s Hardy vs. Kim fight is beginning.
The UFC ran posted a story this morning: “Dan Hardy and the Art of War.”
“You could call Dan Hardy mixed martial arts’ first true viral marketer. How else do you explain his ability to take a bout that was intriguing, but without title implications in the welterweight division, and turn it into a fight that may have stolen the thunder from the main event at UFC 99 in terms of fan anticipation?”
Please stay tuned for more updates leading up to the fight.» Continue Reading...
Due to professional differences, Dan Hardy and Warrior Promotions have decided to part company. Warrior Promotions will continue to support its stable of fighters, whilst Dan will now be under Outlaw Sports Management. The separation was amicable, and both parties wish each other well in future exploits.
When asked about the change in direction, Hardy replied “I appreciate everything that Warrior Promotions have done for me, up to this stage in my career. I just felt that we were heading in different directions and it was time to explore other opportunities. Warrior Promotions is a well established company with a strong group of fighters under its management. I am confident they will continue to have success supporting fighters, from low level shows, right through to the major promotions.”» Continue Reading...
Just wanted to throw a big thank you to Mikey and the guys at Indierockmedia. I felt the time had come for a new site. I‘ll still be updating everyone with news, pictures, and events, but I’m also going to be sharing a video blog about my life. In addition, I’m going to be posting the progress of my projects and work outside of the MMA world, the most recent project being my car. So, stay tuned for lots of updates and fun videos featuring, well, me!
One more thing, I know a lot of you have been writing in with inquires about shirts, bandanas, and autographed pictures. Well, you are finally going to have the chance to order them! Soon, we’ll be updating the site with an e-store where you can get all things “Outlaw”!» Continue Reading...
Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past few weeks, all of the messages go a long way to keeping you motivated when training camp is tough. My team, as always, did a great job in getting me ready for UFC 99 and I can’t thank them enough; Nathan Leverton, Owen Comrie, Jimmy Wallhead & all the boys at Rough House, Ollie Richardson, Sonny Dholakia for getting me in shape, my guys in LA; Eddie Bravo & the 10th Planet guys, Freddie Roach & the Wildcard Gym, Shawn Gutteridge & all the Legend MMA guys.
My family & Elizabeth, thank you for putting up with me and always showing their love and support, to all of my fans, particularly the ‘Party Hardy’ guys for the chaos they caused! To my sponsors for investing in me and helping me train full time and compete at the top level and to the UFC for giving me the opportunity to live my dream.
I would also like to thank Marcus, his team and all of his fans. Sure, there is no love lost between us, but he is one tough dude. There is something about trading punches for 15 minutes that makes you respect a guy. I know he isnt happy with the fight and still angry at the hype beforehand, that is understandable. It was a close fight and he was in the shape of his life for it, respect for that.
There has been a lot of talk on the forums since the fight and its great to see so many people enjoyed the show. Marcus is getting a lot of heat for his actions after the fight, but remember he has put on 11 solid performances in the UFC now and deserves everyone’s respect.
Again, thanks to everyone, especically the fans. I look forward to fighting for you all again.» Continue Reading...