NOTTINGHAM, England - For British slugger Dan Hardy, fighting in front
of his hometown crowd was truly a dream
However, Hardy was focused on channeling the emotion of the moment into a
positive outcome rather than the disappointing result he suffered in
his most recent appearance in his native country.
"Sometimes if I let my emotions get the
best of me, technique goes out the window and I just want to see who's
got the best chin," Hardy said. "I didn't want to take that ri read news >>
Check out the full UFC on Fuel TV 5 post-fight press conference video with Stefan Struve, Dan Hardy, Dana White and others. read news >>
Dan Hardy spoke with Fuel TV following his UFC on Fuel TV 5 victory over Amir Sadollah on Saturday night in Nottingham, England. read news >>
Dan Hardy's UFC career was all but over following a recent four-fight losing skid.
But after nearly a year off, Hardy returned to his hometown and picked up a second consecutive victory when he topped fellow welterweight Amir Sadollah in Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 5 co-headliner.
Full fight video highlights are now available of the their bout.
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NOTTINGHAM, England - Dan Hardy certainly has shown some improvements to his game.
The British fighter, once regarded as a fairly one-dimensional striker, used a well-balanced attack and scored multiple takedowns to top Amir Sadollah.
The welterweight bout co-headlined Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 5 event at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The fight aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
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Dan Hardy said he could not be denied fighting in front of his hometown fans at UFC on Fuel TV 5 in Nottingham, England, and he wasn't. read news >>
NOTTINGHAM, England - At just 24 years old, Dutch heavyweight Stefan
Struve said there is still plenty of time for him to
earn a UFC title shot.
But at 6-1 in his past seven fights - and with all six of those wins
coming via stoppage - the 7-footer may find his name called sooner
rather than later.
In the meantime, after earning a "Fight of the Night" win over the
previously undefeated Stipe Miocic at Saturday night's UFC on FUEL TV 5
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Dan Hardy has the pressure of performing on his home turf on his shoulders on Saturday, but he's never lost in Nottingham, England, and he doesn't intend to start now. read news >>
With the hometown pressure weighing on the shoulders of Dan Hardy at UFC on Fuel TV 5, Amir Sadollah is looking forward to stepping in and throwing down with his British foe. read news >>
Dan Hardy took a two-week trip to Peru following his win over Duane Ludwig at UFC 146 and got some much-needed time for quiet reading and meditation.
And after using the hallucinogen and traditional medicine ayahuasca, Hardy learned some things about himself, too.
"All the experiences that come with the ayahuasca was just mind-blowing," Hardy on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "Really changed my outlook on a lot of things and changed my approach to a few things, as well."
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As British slugger Dan Hardy prepares for his
September showdown with Amir Sadollah, it will be the
first time in two years he doesn't have to answer questions about
"getting back to winning ways."
Hardy, for one, is relieved to be done with both the four-fight losing streak and the line of questioning.
"It's quite nice, although I was getting pretty good at answering them
politically correctly," Hardy joked MMAjunkie.com.
"It was a tough couple years, but I feel like it's behind me n read news >>