Matt Riddle calls out Dan Hardy, "The Outlaw" declinesPosted on July 23, 2012, 05:46 AM by Anton Gurevich
Fresh off his Submission of the Night victory over Chris Clements, Octagon veteran Matt Riddle called out the former UFC Welterweight title challenger Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Riddle motivated his desire to get in the cage with Hardy by sharing some negative experiences from his fight with Nick Osipczak at UFC 105. According to Riddle, fighting in England was a miserable experience:
"I will be completely honest. When I fought in Manchester, England, (for UFC 105), they were very cruel to me. One fan actually spit directly in my face, and he was lucky enough where it hit my mouth. I don't have anything against English people, but ... I'll go over to London, and I'll put 'em down."
Why the hell would I fight Riddle? There is no value in it for me and I'd be forced to look at him more than I have to now.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) July 22, 2012
Riddle is currently 7-3 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, having all his fights in the UFC. Dan Hardy is 5-4 in the UFC, with a TKO victory over Duane Ludwig in his most recent appearance inside the Octagon.