With his long awaited title bout with Georges St. Pierre now just over a week away, Dan Hardy has again taken the opportunity to talk trash to the welterweight champ, this time attacking his fashion sense.
Despite being rather unknown prior to this fight, it seems no one will forget the name Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy after next weekend, regardless of the outcome, given just how much smack the Brit seems intent on talking. As usual, Georges remains relatively quiet, preferring not to get drawn into a war of words, but at this rate, surely hardy must be getting to him, as is the cocky young UFC newcomer’s intentions.
Hardy spoke out again, regarding his opponent:
“As far as saying I’m not a martial artist… Because he walks out in the Octagon in his pajamas he’s a martial artist and I’m not? He knows nothing about me… I’ve been doing martial arts my whole life. I’ll brawl… but I think about what I’m doing. I’m a cerebral fighter…. Martial arts is about going to war… and it’s about messing people up. And that’s what I’m going to do…. My workout is the winning formula.”
“You can’t put muscles here (pointing to his face). And that’s all I’m aiming for… He can jump higher than me. He can lift trucks. It makes no different to me. When I connect on his chin he can lift all he wants… he’s still going down.”
Hardy will be hoping his words cause some effect to the man many regard as a top 3 pound for pounder, as realistically his only chance is to cause GSP to get reckless and make mistakes, allowing The Outlaw to capitalize with his heavy punching power, as he looks to cause the biggest MMA upset since Matt Serra knocked out GSP at UFC 69, in 2007.