Dan Hardy has been getting a whole lot of criticism ever since it was announced he was next in line for the title shot at GSP. What I don’t understand really is why? Hardy is a legitimate threat to GSP and I feel he has definitely earned a shot. Everyone else in the welterweight division that would also be deserving of a shot, has already been beaten up once by GSP, and Dan Hardy feels the same way.

Here is what Dan had to say in response to the criticism he’s been getting from a few guys at AKA (American Kickboxing Academy):

Dan Hardy:

“[Koscheck’s] just bitching because I’m in this position and he’s not.  There are a lot of guys out there and I know Jon Fitch said a few things the other day as well.  Everyone’s entitled to their opinion and I’m sure those guys feel like they’re in a better position than me to contend for the belt, but they don’t know me and they don’t know what experience I’ve got and the fights I’ve come through to get to this stage.  They’ve all had their chances and we know how those fights ended.  Koscheck got beat up, Jon Fitch got beaten up, name it and GSP’s gone through them.”