Lorenzo Fertitta: We will not cut Dan HardyPosted on August 15, 2011, 08:12 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta declared on Twitter that the Ultimate Fighting Championship will not cut Dan Hardy. "The Outlaw" lost his fourth fight in a row, this time to Chris "Lights Out" Lytle in the main event of last night's UFC on Versus 5, but according to Fertitta, UFC likes fighters "that war":
Meanwhile, Hardy spoke to MMAJunkie.com, revealing about his plans to take some time off fighting in order to "re-invent" himself as a Mixed Martial Artist:
"I think if they are going to give me one more fight, then I really need to take some time and come back re-invented, if you like. There are a lot of things I can do. But right now, I need space from competing, and I need space in the gym getting beaten up by much better guys in every area. I'll either improve or find another way. If I've got one more fight, then I'll take one more fight. But maybe it won't be for a little while.
I think I had the quickest rise and the quickest fall the UFC's ever seen – four fights up, four fights down. But there were improvements to make. I know that. I just don't think between fights I've really had the time to invest in working on those particular things. I know I've got it in me to learn them."
Following the defeat against Chris Lytle, Dan Hardy drops to 23-10 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, with four consecutive losses. If Hardy keeps his job with the UFC, he will become one of the few fighters in company's history to keep his job after going 0-4 inside the Octagon.