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Remember when Rory Markham told us that he thinks he’s the hardest hitter in the UFC’s welterweight division? Well, his opponent at UFC 95, Dan Hardy, doesn’t seem too worried about it in this video from the UK’s Telegraph. He doesn’t plan on letting Markham hit him with any clean shots. Which, as game plans go, is a pretty good one. Why doesn’t every fighter just do that?
Talking with The Mirror, Hardy was slightly less gentlemanly with regards to Markham:
“Markham is an aggressive fighter and he likes to brawl but he has said I have no power. When I drop him with my jab he’ll realise the power I have.”
Taking a moment to reflect, Hardy added: “Maybe I’ll just use my right hand and put him to sleep faster.”
“If I close my eyes and throw a punch in any direction I reckon I’ll hit him in the face.”
Seriously, Dan? Any direction?
Anybody else seeing Fight of the Night potential in this one? As much as we all like to bitch about how weak the UFC cards are when they go across the pond, this fight could make up for the lack of a meaningful main event. I just don’t see how this one ends without someone asleep on the mat.
So who you got? Will Hardy be celebrating at the pub with some fish and chips after this one, or will we get to see Markham knock another dude out cold and then walk away like he’s a little disappointed it ended so quickly?