Dan Hardy Is No Longer A Member Of UFC Roster
Dan Hardy’s fighter contract with the UFC has been terminated.
Hardy and the UFC have had a falling out. “The Outlaw” was released as a desk analyst and commentator following what Hardy describes as a disagreement with a UFC employee. Hardy admits he feels he could’ve handled the situation better but he criticized reporters for throwing in details that he felt were used for clickbait.
After letting things stew over, Hardy decided to request his release as a fighter. He revealed to MMAFighting.com that his request has been granted.
Before getting his release, Hardy explained to Submission Radio why he wanted to break free of the UFC deal.
“The only thing that’s happened is I’ve asked two different people for my release from the UFC. Because obviously with one contract coming to an end, it would make sense for me to leave with my fight contract, as well. So I’m currently trying to get my release from the UFC, so then I can start looking at other places. I’ve got a few ideas and a few options that I’d like to consider.”
Hardy has not competed since September 2012. He was out of action for years due to Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome. Hardy insists that he’s cleared to compete but has been waiting for the right opportunity.