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UFC boss says Dan Hardy's fate not sealed with third straight defeat

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SEATTLE – In the hyper-competitive world of the UFC, two straight defeats almost always leads to a release from the promotion.

Three consecutive defeats? Don't call us; we'll call you.

At Saturday's UFC Fight Night 24 event in Seattle, British slugger Dan Hardy (23-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) dropped his third straight fight when he was toppled by fellow striking specialist Anthony Johnson. However, UFC president Dana White said "The Outlaw" won't necessarily be flying home with a pink slip.

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Post #1   3/27/11 10:32:11AM   

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good call, that fight wasn't what it should have been imo, but good on rumble for exploiting ang weakness and playing it smart

Post #2   3/27/11 10:52:45AM   

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hardy is pretty much the new brit ufc poster boy, they cant cut him yet

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still a big draw, wont get cut unless he loses his next fight.

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I was hoping he would get knocked out but it was still entertaining to see him get dominated Give him to Hughes next

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Hardy will end up being the U.K's Tito Ortiz. No matter how many times he loses, Dana knows his name still holds value in the U.K and that Hardy will always have support, especially if he keeps his "gunslinger" attitude. Good call by the UFC.


Do I smell a Hardy vs. Sodallah match-up?

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Posted by FastKnockout

Do I smell a Hardy vs. Sodallah match-up?



Good call! Perfect step up in competition for Sadollah and perfect step down in competition for Hardy. Win - Win.

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If Hardy wants to be taken seriously in MMA he should move to the US to train. Its clearly obvious now that England can't keep up with the US when it comes to wrestling.
Or his team could do what the Wolfslair did and bring in a good American wrestling coach.

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What was he doing with Big Country in his corner?

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You won't see hardy fight amir. like people already said he's a huge draw in the uk, but they can't keep him around for 4 losses, he will probably draw a guy like paulo thiago, a good fighter with heavy hands but hardy is still the better striker, but thiago has no takedowns. he might even get john howard, don't expect him to get anyone with above average takedowns for the remainder of the year

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

I was hoping he would get knocked out but it was still entertaining to see him get dominated Give him to Hughes next




I like the idea of hughes, we all know based off of keith jardine case he will not receive an easy gimmie fight. I'm thinking maybe chris lytle, paulo thiago, matt serra, or ricardo almeida.

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he shouldn't get cut, Johnson is just to big

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

I was hoping he would get knocked out but it was still entertaining to see him get dominated Give him to Hughes next




I like the idea of hughes, we all know based off of keith jardine case he will not receive an easy gimmie fight. I'm thinking maybe chris lytle, paulo thiago, matt serra, or ricardo almeida.



I didn't even think about Matt Serra. I can see that happening.

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Even after the 127 incident, I would say Bisping is still UK Poster Boy.

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Posted by GSPCanada

You won't see hardy fight amir. like people already said he's a huge draw in the uk, but they can't keep him around for 4 losses, he will probably draw a guy like paulo thiago, a good fighter with heavy hands but hardy is still the better striker, but thiago has no takedowns. he might even get john howard, don't expect him to get anyone with above average takedowns for the remainder of the year



And who says Amir would even win that fight? You make it sound like it's a guaranteed loss if Hardy fought Amir. I would say Howard has a better chance of beating Hardy than Amir does. He's a talented wrestler with good power, clearly Hardy's kryptonite. Amir isn't known for his takedowns, that's for sure.

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