Chris Lytle is prepared to give Dan Hardy "the fight he deserves"Posted on August 10, 2011, 08:45 PM by Joey Santosus
“When he told me he wanted to fight me, he was very respectful about everything. I understand it’s not necessary for him to go out and make a big statement about this. From what I understand he wants to fight, he wants a good kind of fight, and fight the right kind of way. He thinks I’m going to give it to him and I’m going to...I’ve been there, I know that frustration. I feel like if I do my job, I’ll give him the fight that he deserves and that’s what I plan on doing. So I feel pretty confident he’ll just let it all out there and fight. - For more from Chris Lytle, visit MMAWeekly.com
It appears Chris Lytle is prepared to give "The Outlaw" the fight he's been looking for...
It's no secret that wrestling has long been Dan Hardy's Achilles' heel. In fact, he'll come into this Sunday's UFC on Versus 5 main event on a three-fight losing skid, two of which came as a direct result of being smothered by more proficient grapplers. Though the Brit has recently made changes to his training regimen in hopes of expanding his game, Hardy insists that he still fancies a good slug-fest over a "boring fight."
Then again, Lytle is not the first of Hardy's scheduled opponents to make such promises ahead of their bout. Leading up to UFC Fight Night 24, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson assured fans they'd witness a stand-up war. Instead, Johnson spent the duration of the match-up in top position, ultimately taking a comfortable unanimous decision victory. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Will Lytle deliver on his word and look to put the Brit's lights out? Or will Hardy once again find himself fighting from his back?
Further Reading: Chris Lytle: My gameplan against Dan Hardy is to break both of his fists on my thick skull
Photo: Chris Lytle in his fight against Matt Hughes during Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC 68 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH on March 3, 2007. Photo credit: Francis Specker