UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta sent a stern message to his employees Sunday night and welterweight Dan Hardy will reap the benefits of his firm stance. Immediately after Hardy lost his fourth consecutive Octagon scrap, Fertitta took to his Twitter and answered the question most fans thought they already knew the answer to.
“Will not cut @danhardymma I like guys that WAR!!!” Fertitta posted.
One of the biggest points keyboard warriors have cried all the livelong day over is how “boring” mixed martial arts has started to become. Even some of the sport’s veterans have complained MMA has become more about lay-and-pray than ground-and-pound.
Hardy, a standup specialist who’s known for his willingness to engage in thrilling shootouts, saw his record dip to 23-10 (1 NC) after getting submitted by Chris Lytle in Sunday night’s main event.
Prior to tonight’s outing, he dropped a lopsided unanimous decision to reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre at UFC 111. The slugger then followed it up with a knockout loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 120 and then a landslide decision defeat to Anthony Johnson at “UFC Fight Night 24.”
The good news didn’t end there for the Brit. Although the 29-year-old nearly left the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin unconscious, Hardy also took home an extra $65,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.