Former UFC fighter and commentator Dan Hardy used a Star Wars clue to spice up his next chapter outside of promotion.
Since his release from his commentary and fighting contract, ‘The Outlaw’ seems more ready than ever to live up to his nickname.
Hardy hasn’t fought in the Octagon in nearly a decade, but now that he’s no longer part of the UFC machine, he’s ready to make a difference elsewhere.
Dan Hardy – man of the people
There has been a lot of speculation about where Dan Hardy will end up, but for now, we’re assuming he’ll have a lot of fun pissing us off – as you can probably tell by the following tweet.
“I’ve been on #Deathstar long enough to steal the blueprints, but got out early enough to join the rebellion and change the status quo. I’m finally where I belong. #RebelScum for life. “
The Death Star in this case would be the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Dan Hardy is no fool and knows how to market yourself which makes this all the more fascinating. He wants to create a legacy completely independent of what he could do for the UFC, and there are a few contenders in the race to help him do that.
Bellator and ONE Championship appear to be taking the lead, with the latter being a particularly interesting pick considering how many high profile names they have won over the past few years.
The UFC itself may have the idea of bringing Dan Hardy back into the mix at some point, but at the age of 39 it would probably be a commentator rather than a fighting role.
Hardy himself still has a high opinion of his time there, but given the way their relationship ended, you’d have to think that it would take them some time before they would officially settle their differences.
Anyway, the Dan Hardy enigma will keep us guessing, and we love that.