The UFC 105 event pitted Dan Hardy against Mike Swick, and many people including myself picked Swick for the win. However, in a slow and uneventful performance from the both of them, and an upset victory over Swick, Hardy now has his sights zeroed in on the welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
In any case I don’t think either Swick, nor Hardy, stand a real chance at taking the belt from GSP. But, I am glad that the cocky Dan Hardy may get the title shot he wants, and that GSP can show him what real championship level MMA fighting in the UFC is like.
Dan Hardy feels that he is a true and complete MMA fighter while GSP is only just an athlete -some pretty bold words. I have seen a lot of Hardy’s bouts and based on what I have seen, and based on his thoughts on GSP, I think the guy needs his head checked. No one becomes the champion [twice] in the very competitive welterweight division by just being an “athlete”.
I really hope Dana White makes this fight happen so GSP can make him eat those words off his fist.
Here is an update from the guys over at Sherdog in an exclusive interview.