It’s been four years since Dan Hardy last fought in the UFC due to being diagnosed with a heart defect known as Wolff–Parkinson–White, but ‘The outlaw’ still hopes to compete again in the Octagon before his career is over.
The 34 year-old, revealed on the latest edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ that he’s in the process of attempting to get cleared by a doctor to continue competing, and if he is cleared to make a comeback, it could be at lightweight.
“I have a few fights left on my contract,” Hardy stated on the FOX Sports 1 show. “I need to get cleared by a doctor and I’m in the process of getting cleared. I’d just jump in for some fun fights. I’m a lot lighter than I used to be. I’m closer to walking on the scales at 170. I fought twice at 160 and it was a comfortable weight for me. I was always so much quicker and agile when I was lighter. I think 155 would be better for me now. I’m not interested in belts. I’d like to be challenged and tested by people I look up to.”
Hardy was on a two-fight winning streak prior to his medical diagnosis, having KO’d Duane Ludwig and then won by decision against Amir Sadollah.
During his lengthy absence from fighting, Hardy has continued to train and improve his skills, while he’s also successfully established himself as a UFC color commentator.
Watch Hardy’s full interview below.