Chris Lytle plans to come out "Guns A' Blazin" against Dan HardyPosted on August 11, 2011, 04:00 PM by Trent Reinsmith
The main event of Sunday’s UFC on Versus 5 card will feature Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle, two fighters that are best known for their affinity for throwing bungalows whenever they step inside the cage. Hardy is on a three-fight losing streak entering Sunday’s fight and has referred to two of his last three fights as “snoozefests.” Leading up to the fight card, Hardy has expressed one desire, an exciting fight.
No one has ever called Chris Lytle a boring fighter. A fact that can be evidenced by the five “Fight of the Night” bonuses he has picked up during his UFC career. In all, Lytle has a record eight UFC bonuses to his name. In addition to the “Fight of the Night” awards he has two “Submission of the Night” honors and one “Knockout of the Night” award. He shares that record with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Joe Lauzon.
Lytle recently spoke about Sunday’s fight against Hardy, specifically addressing Hardy’s desire to be involved in an exciting fight, “I’m your guy. That’s why I was happy when I heard he wanted that kind of fight. I sympathize with him, because I saw his fight before that, I know he wanted to just go out there, have a good fight, throw down and let the chips fall where they may. He didn’t get that, he got someone who just wanted to manage the fight and eek out a decision. That’s frustrating; I’ve been through that. I feel like he’s at a place I’ve been at for a while now, mentally I can’t look at it like that. I can’t look at win or lose, I’m gonna go out there, throw down guns a’ blazin’ and whatever happens, happens. That’s the kind of fight I like and that’s what I like to hear.” – For more from Chris Lytle, visit MMASucka.com
Now that both fighters have seemingly agreed on the style of the fight, the next question is will they both keep their word? Hardy heard the same talk from his last opponent, Anthony Johnson, only to see Johnson utilize his wrestling skills to grind out a win over Hardy on the recent UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis card.