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post #41 of 140 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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Anyone else pissed knowing there's a strong possibility that Dan Hardy will headline a PPV? If that match happens, no way in hell I'm buying it.
Lol. It reminds me of the time Dana White said no one wanted to see the Mayweather vs. Marquez fight.


Right, UFC. Because people are lining up to see Dan Hardy vs. GSP.


At least boxing brought a kind of nationalist pride feeling to the match with Marquez.
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I feel Swick definitely should have gotten his title shot much earlier. Swick had 2 KOs, 2 Decisions(one being unanimous over Marcus Davis)going into the hardy fight. Hardy only had 2 matches, one KO over a guy who only had 1 ufc match before that one, and a SPLIT decision over Marcus Davis. Shit doesn't make any sense.
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i have zero interest in that fight
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Happy to see some defence of Hardy :O

The guy is for real, he's not new to the sport and he's beaten everyone the UFC has put infront of them, and the fights aint been easy.

He deserves the shot and I reckon it'll be an exciting fight. I'm a Brit so I'll be backing Hardy but as far as actual expectations? Well I won't be putting money on it.

EDIT - Also for everyone screaming out for Johnson vs GSP, I'd rather see Johnson vs Daley first if Johnson wins at 106. Could pretty much guarantee a highlight reel KO in that fight.

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Happy to see some defence of Hardy :O

The guy is for real, he's not new to the sport and he's beaten everyone the UFC has put infront of them, and the fights aint been easy.

He deserves the shot and I reckon it'll be an exciting fight. I'm a Brit so I'll be backing Hardy but as far as actual expectations? Well I won't be putting money on it.
Yes, he's beaten everyone the UFC has put in front of him, but in every division, there should be one definitive contender. The absolute second best fighter and rightful number one contender, which I'm not sure Dan Hardy is. Not just yet, anyway. Could he make it passed men like Fitch and Alves? Could he make it passed up and comers like Johnson? If not, then how can he be expected to have a hope in hell of making it passed GSP? Number one contention should imply that you have more than a puncher's chance, or that your win will be considered more than a fluke were it to happen. I respect Dan Hardy, and I'm always excited to see him fight, but I don't feel he's earned the reputation that a number one contender need have. Not just yet.
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That fight and its resulting title fight represents everything that's wrong with the UFC. FOR GOD SAKE'S START RANKING YOUR FIGHTERS! Swick had a UFC record of 13 - 0 going into that fight. Hardy had a UFC record of 3 - 0.
So Swick's loss to Okami didn't count? If Swick can't beat Hardy then what is the point in giving him a shot against GSP. Swick is the Brandon Vera of WW, he looks tentative most of the time.

Yeah, Hardy doesn't really deserve a shot but every single guy who does has already had a shot and gotten smashed. GSP has to pass the time until he can have a rematch with someone like Fitch or until he bulks up enough to move up to MW. Hardy is the filler, might as well be him as well as anyone else.
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^ This

It seems to be more about keeping GSP active at this point. Who knows... Dan could shock us all.
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^ This

It seems to be more about keeping GSP active at this point. Who knows... Dan could shock us all.
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Yeah I think Dan Hardy is a joke. Swick looked terrible last night, and he is maybe the worst of the AKA guys and Hardy still struggled.

Maybe let Hardy beat ANY top WW before he gets murdered by GSP?


I'm glad to see GSP getting a weak opponent actually, I can't wait for him to wreck Hardy with his dynamic striking, then pound him out for a round 2 stoppage.
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Yes, he's beaten everyone the UFC has put in front of him, but in every division, there should be one definitive contender. The absolute second best fighter and rightful number one contender, which I'm not sure Dan Hardy is. Not just yet, anyway. Could he make it passed men like Fitch and Alves? Could he make it passed up and comers like Johnson? If not, then how can he be expected to have a hope in hell of making it passed GSP? Number one contention should imply that you have more than a puncher's chance, or that your win will be considered more than a fluke were it to happen. I respect Dan Hardy, and I'm always excited to see him fight, but I don't feel he's earned the reputation that a number one contender need have. Not just yet.
I've followed Hardy longer than his time in UFC and I rate him and Daley above the majority of that division. I've probably have Daley floating around 5th or 6th in the UFC WW division and Hardy at 4th.

I'm excited about Johnson but would rather see him put to the test against someone like Paul Daley. That and Johnson's difficulty to make weight always make him a risky choice when putting him against contenders.

Personally I'd love to see the Brit's put against the top of that division to know where they really stand. I'd love to see Hardy go up against Alves or Fitch, and see Daley go up against Thiago or Johnson (providing he wins at 106).

But GSP has cleaned out the #2 and #3 (Fitch and Alves respectively imo) within his last 3 title defences and he hasn't fought since July so we need new contenders. Out of everyone in the WW division I think Hardy is the most legitimate for the next shot. Gives them some time to put Fitch and Alves against some new opponents to try and mix up the division a bit.

Whether or not he's ready is another question, but as far as legitimacy goes I'm happy with him as the next contender.

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