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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Dan Hardy Vs. Dong Hyun Kim At UFC 105

A big welterweight bout will be on the card in Manchester...

Fighters Only reports that Michae Bisping vs. Denis Kang is likely for UFC 105 while rising welterweights Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim will also likely meet at UFC 105. The show is currently slated for November 14th in Manchester, England. The UFC has yet to officially announce any fights for the event, but here is the current rumored card:

UFC Lightweight Championship: BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez
Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim
James Wilks vs. Matt Brown
Demarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta
Paul Kelly vs. Dennis Siver
Andre Winner vs. Ronlando Delgado

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 05:29 PM
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Can see Kim winning a comfortable decision or maybe even submitting him. He will take him down at will IMO.

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I reckon Hardy'll take this. I don't think he'll get a KO/TKO, I see it going the distance with Hardy getting the decision.
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Kim is most likely one of the most underrated welter weights out there right now. He went the distance with Karo Parisyan. This is going to be a real tough fight for Dan, especially considering Kim's determination. I have Kim winning this one.
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This is a fight i'm interested in seeing. I want to see how Hardy deals with a guy who's going to shoot in and put a lot of pressure on him.

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A new interview with Hardy about that fight (and a few other things) is on fiveknuckles.com:

Dan Hardy (22-6) has been on a tear since entering the UFC in 2008. He looks to make Dong Hyun Kim (12-0) his seventh-straight win when they meet at UFC 105. Hardy is a perfect 3-0 inside the Octagon and is fresh off of a unanimous decision victory over rival, Marcus Davis, at UFC 99: The Comeback.

The welterweight splits his time training at Rough House MMA Gym in the UK and Legends MMA in Los Angeles. His style is that of a muay thai or kickboxing practitioner, however, Hardy is no stranger to the ground game. He recently earned his purple belt from famed jiu-jitsu coach, Eddie Bravo.

Hardy took the time to sit down with FiveKnuckles' Gavin Vincent and talk about his upcoming bout, American fans and thoughts on the return of numerous MMA legends.

Gavin Vincent: First and foremost, what is more dangerous: a "Stun Gun" [Kim's nickname] or an "Outlaw" [Hardy's nickname]?

Dan Hardy: Obviously an Outlaw! They are ruthless and carry real guns! Stun Guns are only meant to disable someone for a few seconds. Outlaws put you down for good.

Gavin Vincent: Your opponent, Dong Hyun Kim, is undefeated at 12-0. What makes him so dangerous?

Dan Hardy: He is a tough, strong guy that is good at controlling his opponents. His judo is clearly his strong point and the base of his whole game. I will be looking out for him getting his hands on me. It's difficult to get close to someone when they have nasty elbows though.

Gavin Vincent: In other interviews, you mentioned American fans are waiting to see you fail. Do you still feel like the U.S. is gunning for you much like they do for Michael Bisping?

Dan Hardy: I don't know. I made a comment about everyone being against British fighters a few weeks ago, and I had loads of e-mails from American fans saying that they support me. Maybe it's just the fans that don't like me that have the time to sit on forums, bitching.

Gavin Vincent: What do you do in the time between fights?

Dan Hardy: I look at the time between camps as an opportunity to improve. I don't get much better technically in fight camp, because I'm usually pretty tired. Between fights, I have time to enjoy learning, as well as enjoy living like a 'normal' person. It's important for me to take a little time to relax and do the things I love that aren't MMA related. Then when fight camp starts, I'm ready to give it everything I have.

Gavin Vincent: What are your thoughts on MMA coach, Mark DellaGrotte and his camp Sityodtong U.S.A? Marcus Davis currently trains there. Have you guys patched things up?

Dan Hardy: Mark is a great guy and at some point I would love to work with him. He is a very talented coach and a great corner man, as well as being down to earth. I don't think I would be welcome anytime soon though, as Marcus still seems pretty upset by it all.

Gavin Vincent: How much money would it take to shave the mohawk?

Dan Hardy: I used to shave it off and re-grow it for each fight, but fans seem so disappointed when they see me without it. I would only shave it if the fans that hate it put some money in to get me to do it. I think if they all contributed a dollar, we could gather a few thousand!

Gavin Vincent: Where are you spending most of your time training for this fight? You're known for training all over but since this fight is in England, are you training over there more?

Dan Hardy: I got back to the UK a week ago, one week early so I could get everything in order before camp starts. I refocused after my last fight, because I didn't feel my performance was acceptable. This camp is organized and all the strength and fitness tests are done. When Monday comes, I'll be ready to hit the ground running and have a solid eight-week camp. Time to let the rest of the division know I have arrived.

Gavin Vincent: Do you already know what song you'll come out to at UFC 105?

Dan Hardy: I can't change something that seems to be working for me! Plus, I get lots of e-mails about the Cock Sparrer song. I don't like to disappoint!

Gavin Vincent: What do you make of the older guys like Matt Hughes or Frank Trigg coming back to the UFC?

Dan Hardy: I think it will be interesting to see how they do. I used to watch them all before I signed with the UFC. Now I could potentially get to beat them up. That's pretty exciting!

Gavin Vincent: UFC 105 Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang. How do you see this going down and who wins?

Dan Hardy: I see Mike being spurred on by his loss and improving a lot. I think he will force a kickboxing match and out-strike Kang. Mike works very hard and has all the right training partners to prepare for this fight. I think he will see this as an opportunity to get back on a winning streak.

Gavin Vincent: As always it's been a pleasure talking with you and we look forward to seeing you once again at UFC 105 in Manchester, England Nov. 14.

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Classic striker vs. grappler.

Kim's probably stronger and he's obviously the better grappler, but I hope he's been training cardio. I hate to see a fighter with so much ability gas out.

Hardy needs to fear the takedown. But if he can keep it standing, he may be able to get one of those power shots through.

Big fight for both guys.
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I reckon Hardy'll take this. I don't think he'll get a KO/TKO, I see it going the distance with Hardy getting the decision.
Kim is much stronger than Hardy and will toss him around and beat the shit out of him on the ground.

Kim wins an easy decision.

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Classic striker vs. grappler.

Kim's probably stronger and he's obviously the better grappler, but I hope he's been training cardio. I hate to see a fighter with so much ability gas out.

Hardy needs to fear the takedown. But if he can keep it standing, he may be able to get one of those power shots through.

Big fight for both guys.
Cardio won't be an issue for Kim. Kim has gone the distance alot and always looks like the more active fighter in the final rd. Hardy is going to spend alot of time on his back in this fight.

Kim by unanimous decision.
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I gotta think Hardy will be able to take a decision in this one. Matt brown had success with Dong boy and I see Hardy as a better version of Brown so yeah. I know im doing MMA math but i just feel it's a pretty safe comparison.

Ontop of that Dan hardy was kind enough to send me an autographed copy of his cover issue of MMA UNLMTD for my birthday so ill be pulling for him hardcore.

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