UFC welterweight Dan Hardy is currently focused on a fight this weekend with Amir Sadollah at UFC on Fuel 5. However, if â€œThe Outlawâ€ escapes the event with a second straight win in tow it sounds like heâ€™ll go back to lobbying for a bout against divisional great Matt Hughes.
Hughes hasnâ€™t fought in a year, staying semi-retired from the sport though not officially calling it quits. During that time the avid hunter has gone on a number of trips including a recent excursion to Africa. Hardy, whose love of animals is as strong as Hughesâ€™ desire to shoot them, has been criticial of the former champion’s hobby a number of times and took time to blast him once again when asked about the matter.
â€œI don’t really understand how you fly out to Africa, look out on the savannah, look at those animals and go ‘You know, I want to kill that.’ I can’t make sense of that in my head,â€ said Hardy in an interview with Fighters Only. â€œFor someone who’s a self-proclaimed good-guy Christian, it just doesn’t calculate. He’s getting his morals mixed up somewhere. He really needs to have a look at himself and question what he’s doing.â€
“Hunting for food, that’s one thing, but going out and shooting…I mean on that blog he was out there for what, two weeks? And he shot fifty animals. I don’t think he’s gonna eat that, let’s be honest,â€ Hardy concluded, adding a simple statement speaking volumes about his feelings on Hughes. â€œHe’s not my kind of person.â€
The 24-10 Hardy is a former title-contender who bounced back from a rough stretch of defeats to score a knockout over Duane Ludwig earlier this year. Contrarily, Hughes has come up short in both of his last bouts, suffering knockouts to BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck respectively.
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