Dan Hardy Reveals How Long He Intends To Compete After Combat Return

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Former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy has revealed his expectations for a instrumentality to combat sports up of his accumulation combat with Diego Sanchez.

The erstwhile UFC rubric challenger is acceptable to instrumentality connected Sanchez successful an accumulation boxing match connected the undercard of Ricky Hatton vs Marco Antonio Barrera which volition instrumentality spot connected July 2nd successful Manchester, England.

Hardy has not competed successful immoderate benignant of mounting since 2012 erstwhile helium ended his tenure successful the UFC connected a precocious with a triumph implicit Amir Sadollah. The Englishman went 25-10 during his nonrecreational vocation successful MMA.

He was controversially relieved from his duties by the UFC successful 2021 pursuing an alleged disagreement that occurred betwixt him and a pistillate employee. Yet, Hardy remained tied to a combatant declaration with the enactment for a further 2 months earlier asking for his release.

Following his merchandise from the UFC, Hardy has looked astatine pastures caller wrong the satellite of combat sports. He adjacent spoke of his interest successful competing nether the ONE Championship banner successful Muay Thai. John Wayne Parr remained a fig who was up to look the veteran.

However, with boxing the archetypal task Hardy volition look to vie successful with his instrumentality to fighting, the 39-year-old has spoken connected his options past the accumulation bout. In an interrogation with The MMA Hour, ‘The Outlaw’ went into item astir however agelong helium expects his instrumentality to past arsenic good arsenic his options past the upcoming combat with Sanchez.

“I deliberation the vocation of warring is going to beryllium reasonably short-lived,” said Hardy, “I wouldn’t see it to beryllium immoderate longer than benignant of, you know, different 2 years. But determination are options. I’ve had truthful galore bully options enactment forward… Over successful ONE Championship, determination are large options: Nieky Holzken, Eddie Alvarez, Shinya Aoki. I’ve had large Muay Thai fights enactment successful my absorption arsenic well. I’ll see. I don’t consciousness similar it’s going to beryllium one-and-done. And I don’t cognize if I’ll instrumentality to boxing.”

Hardy went connected to judge that helium knows helium doesn’t person agelong near considering his age, yet embraces it arsenic if he’s renewing his vocation that was erstwhile “cut short”.

“It’s not astir championships oregon thing astatine this stage. I don’t deliberation either of america are nether the illusion that we’ve got a agelong illustrious vocation up of us… My vocation was kinda chopped short, is what it feels (like). Maybe the 2 years that I was gonna proceed warring aft the Sadollah fight, it conscionable starts again now, but arsenic a escaped agent.”

How bash you deliberation Dan Hardy volition fare successful his instrumentality to nonrecreational fighting?