Underdogs Hardy and Joe Stevenson BloggingPosted on February 14, 2010, 02:40 PM by UndefeatedOfWest
The UK Star, Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy, was blogging a lot about his whole situation of being a underdog in his shot at Canadian UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges "Rush" St. Pierre, on March 27th at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy
"I knew I’d fight for the UFC title at some point, but never this early in my UFC career...
It’s very cool to have made it to this stage so quickly. Sometimes opportunities present themselves and you have to make sure you’re prepared to go with them. I focused on the guy in front of me. I knew that if I kept aspiring to test myself each time out, I’d eventually speed up my progress. I figured that if you fight the best possible guys at every opportunity, you’ll get to your destination a little quicker. The exciting thing for me, ahead of this Georges St-Pierre fight, is that I know there’s so much more to come from me in my UFC career. I know I can be so much better than the form I’ve shown so far in my four bouts...
Being the underdog in this fight is exactly the position I want. I wouldn't have it any other way. When you step into a fight as a favourite, it takes some of the excitement and drama away from it all. It almost takes my interest out of the fight. If I'm looking at moving forward in my career and reaching the top, I'm going to need to be the underdog in a few bouts. That just shows you are taking risks and are prepared to go up against the best fighters in the world. I should always be fighting guys that are considered better than me. The moment you fight guys who are worse than you, you might as well give up. The only time I'll stop being the underdog is when I've got the belt around my waist and have reached the top. Even then, I'll still probably be picked against in fights with guys like Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch. That's just the way the world works. You've got to prove yourself against everybody over a long period. I know this and I'm more than ready to keep proving myself. When people doubt me, it just fuels the fire. I read everything people say about me and about my fights, whether it's on mixed martial arts forums or in magazines or newspapers. When people doubt me it gives me an incentive to fight that bit harder to prove them wrong. I know they'll have to eat their words when my arm is raised at the end of the fight."
We will all be waiting for The Outlaw at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey where this fight card will take place.
"Daddy" Joseph Christopher Stevenson was learning about seatbelts, hats, and what his coach thinks about him in his Australia video blog today with guest stars "Sugar" Rashad Evans, mma trainer Greg Jackson, and "The Dean of Mean"Keith Jardine on UFC youtube channel.