We might even see Dan Hardy stepping right into a boxing ring earlier than a return into the MMA cage.
In a latest podcast on the newest “Real Quick with Mike Swick”, Hardy expressed that he’s most probably to be moving into boxing subsequent somewhat than his teased return at MMA.
“I’ve had a couple of folks message me and ask me to see if I’m keen on doing this and that, however one of the best supply proper now seems to be like boxing,” Hardy mentioned.
Lately, Hardy was in a position to get the UFC to launch him from his preventing contract as a way to pursue a return to MMA in numerous promotions. It’s shocking to listen to Hardy converse of a potential enterprise into boxing when he has been a lifelong martial artist having competed within the sport professionally since 2004.
The 39-year-old has not competed in MMA since 2012. His final struggle was towards Amir Sadollah in entrance of his house crowd in Nottingham, the place he earned a unanimous choice win.
A while after the struggle, Hardy suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a coronary heart situation which pressured the Nottingham native to step away from the game of MMA while he assessed his choices. Throughout his time away he has teased a return to MMA over latest years however has not been in a position to choose an appropriate opponent for his return bout.
After preventing, “The Outlaw” went on to develop into one of the crucial revered analyst and commentator of MMA. His information of the struggle recreation shined by way of which made the MMA group admire his eye for analysing fights by way of working for the UFC, BT Sport and on the Full Reptile Youtube Channel.
A lover of fight sports activities, Hardy could also be deciding on the squared ring as a substitute of a cage which has actually raised some eyebrows. Nevertheless during the last couple years, now we have seen the likes of former NBA gamers, former MMA fighters and celeb Youtubers enter the game of boxing so it wouldn’t be utterly exterior the norm.
Hardy expressed that he could also be preventing within the squared ring close to the top of 2021 however has not dominated out his true ardour which is to get an MMA struggle, presumably subsequent yr.
“I’d have a look at doing a boxing match in direction of the top of the yr after which perhaps see the place MMA is subsequent yr, however I’d prefer to have one other MMA struggle,” Hardy mentioned.
Do you assume we’ll see Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in boxing quickly?