UFC Welterweight Dan Hardy was set to face Matt Brown at UFC On FOX 7, but the commission in California wouldn’t clear Hardy because of a rare heart disease they noticed in his pre fight physicals called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Hardy says he isn’t going to have surgery on his heart, and that things are in the hands of the UFC. While major commissions in the US would typically not license Hardy, in some cases the UFC acts as their own commission, and he could possibly fight on one of those cards.
Hardy told MMAJunkie:
“I don’t see a reason why I would let someone go in and start messing with it. That’s an easy decision to make. I know I’m approaching the end of my career. I’ve got to weigh whether it’s worth me taking the risk and getting the surgery to have a couple more fights I might not enjoy being a part of anyway.”
“They’re not options for me. They’re options for the UFC and whether they want to take a risk and whether, in fact, they see me as a risk. Everyone’s seen my fights. I never make an easy night of it. It’s always a scrap. I’ve been in the trenches, and I’ve never had any problems….I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t use me, but, obviously, the decision is out of my hands.”