Dan Hardy: Umemployed But Under Contract


Due to Dan Hardy’s “wolf heart” the UFC is unwilling to have him compete inside the octagon. He’s got a true health scare and it would be wise for Dan Hardy to get a second opinion before deciding what to do with his career from there.

According to Bloody Elbow, Hardy will only compete for the UFC:

“I haven’t spoken to Dana (White) since he was encouraging me to go out and get the second opinion. I was supposed to see Lorenzo (Fertitta) this week sometime, but we have just not managed to connect. I’m still kind of in limbo. I’m training, and I’ll be in California next week to help Mac Danzig out. After that, I’ll be driving along the west coast, and I’ll be stopping in and training at various gyms. I have stuff to do, but other than my sponsors, I don’t really have a job… I’m still under contract with the UFC. That means I can’t really just run right out and accept whatever offer I want. I’ve been working a lot with my sponsors, and I also have something coming up in October, working with the U.S. military. I’m going to start traveling for them, doing appearances and teaching seminars. The thing is, it’s not work. It’s all voluntary and charity. It’s not something that I can focus entirely on. It’s not something that I can develop into a career. It’s a bunch of one off things with bits here and bits there. I’m writing for a few magazines. There is stuff to keep me busy, but I still feel like I’m hanging around in ‘waiting mode’ at the moment. If this is it for my fighting career in the UFC, if it comes down to it, and they can’t use me in an active situation any more, then that’s it for me. I’ve always said that my career would end with the UFC, and I meant it. I’m never gonna go and fight somewhere else. If I’m honest, I don’t really have any interest in fighting for anyone else.”

Hopefully there’s another career for Dan Hardy inside the UFC. He’s a fighter who has always caught our attention and could make an interesting addition to Fuel TV’s UFC tonight segment. If he’s not going to fight anymore, let’s hope the UFC has something up their sleeve for the career of Dan Hardy.