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Dan Hardy Now Basically Just Trying to Piss People Off

(At least he’s got a sense of humor. That’s the second best thing to have in a fight with GSP. The first? Excellent takedown defense.)

At this point, we have to assume that Dan Hardy knows he won’t be the fan favorite heading into his title fight with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 111. As a 5-1 underdog, he won’t be the betting favorite either, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still have a little fun. The problem is, there’s really not that much trash you can talk to GSP. Not only are there very few evident weaknesses in his game, but as a person he’s almost painfully non-offensive (unless you happen to be B.J. Penn). So what does Hardy do? He goes after the people who say he hasn’t earned his shot at the champ. Fortunately for him, there is no shortage of them.

On his blog at, Hardy took aim at his critics and held absolutely nothing back.

On Mike Swick: “It’s funny Swick is now moaning that I didn’t deserve this shot. Swick should have kept his mind off me and on his last opponent, Paulo Thiago, and maybe he wouldn’t have been beaten again.”

On Nate Marquardt: “Nate Marquardt is another guy who has been vocal that I am getting some sort of preferential treatment from the UFC. He’s a middleweight, so I can’t see how this concerns him. But all I can say is if I don’t curl up into a ball and get blasted in one round, I’ll do better than he did in his title shot against Anderson Silva.”

On Josh Koscheck: “British fans will know Koscheck as the Fraggle-haired guy who got sparked out in one round in London a year ago, only to take his loss out on an innocent chair backstage, scoring a split decision points win over the unsuspecting piece of furniture. If you’ve forgotten that fight (and if you blinked, you’d have missed it) you’ll see something very similar in May when Paul Daley knocks him out.”

On AKA in general: “Koscheck says I have beaten nobodies but my latest win was over his supposed friend and team-mate in Swick. How loyal. That’s why Jon Fitch isn’t improving, why Koscheck has so many one-sided losses on his record and why Swick will never fight for a title. They aren’t really a team, they don’t have each others’ best interests at heart and clearly there’s a lack of respect in that gym.”

Yep, that just about covers everyone. As much as we love a little smack talk, even if it’s not directed at the guy you’re actually fighting, we’re not sure getting into with AKA is a great idea. Whether you think they’re a team or not, they will force you to fight every single one of their welterweights before they leave you alone. Even if you come away up 2-1 like Paulo Thiago, it’s just exhausting, not to mention time-consuming.

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cecils_pupils- March 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm
A big "thank you, sir" to Dandannic for settling the score.

Cheers to all our contestants who have played. We'll see you next week on another exciting episode of "You Got Pwned". ;)
Dandannic- March 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm
@ReX13 Speaking from the South Coast of England myself, i can confirm that you sir are correct, and yes you can be English and British, I think Cartmanuk has put 1 too many sugars in his tea tonight and got a bit exited.

Looking forward to the fight, hope Hardy can pull off the upset or at least not get beat up too badly!
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 10:14 am
cecil_pupils>> i'll yield the remainder of my remarks to you, sir. My work here is done.
danomite- March 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
I think at this point Hardy realizes he has a snowball's chance in hell at winning and is using this video to try to make himself as big an underdog as possible so that he can bet on himself and then retire forever with his millions should he hit the jackpot.

Also, that video might have been funny if I could understand what the fuck he was saying. I thought they invented the language. How come nobody in that video speaks it.

And the real reason he's not talking shit to GSP? He remembers what happened to BJ when BJ got him angry, and he knows he's not half the fighter that BJ is.
cecils_pupils- March 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
@Rex13 and NOTSOB

I think you both have valid points but are getting a little ahead of yourselves, and a lttle heated.

How about we get an actual English/British person to settle this? Preferably someone who actually lives over there (as I assume the 3 of us live here in America). Anyone out there able to put their accurate 2 cents in on this topic?

Whatdyasay gentlemen? Call it a truce for now 'til someone of the Queens English can settle the debate?
NOTSOB- March 3, 2010 at 9:35 am
@ Rex13
you do seem like your raging.
with your paragraphs and all...
i just need a simple sentence to own you.
while you write a school essay......
macreadysshack- March 3, 2010 at 9:20 am
I believe the humor is that Hardy is parodying great wrestlers in order to show A. He knows he's not as good a wrestler as GSP and B. He doesn't care.

That's about as good a mind set for fighting GSP as I can think of.

I don't think he's making fun of wrestling in general - if he was, he'd be doing it well and then showing how to school it easily or showing himself kicking a wrestler's ass.
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 9:10 am
"I win cuz you rage." Sorry, i'm not buying the "ha ha, i wuz trolling" attempt now. Poor guy, you're not up to UFCfan rank yet.

You lose via declaring victory multiple times, i.e. the GW Bush Rule.

Not caring that you are factually wrong is what makes you a moron, and a poor example of an MMA fan. I'm not sure if you still had credibilty, but i'm pretty sure it's all gone.

We've already established that Boston sucks, and i suspect even they would hesitate to claim you. Also, your region has one of the Top 5 Most Annoying Accents.

Lastly, you're still screwing up your LOLspeak. Using it in the first place suggests you may be a fourteen year old girl.

Now please, just quit while you're this far behind.

macreadysshack- March 3, 2010 at 9:08 am
I've gotta agree with Rogan: Hardy's a 'funny dude'. Those of you who are getting ass chafed about that funny shit need a vacation even worse than I do.
NOTSOB- March 3, 2010 at 8:57 am
I win cuz you rage.
I dont really care.
and yes Boston rocks k thx bye
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 8:37 am
No way. You mangle normal spelling and grammar, then manage to fuck up a meme by spelling it correctly? You're just fucking with me now, right? You people from Boston have a funny sense of humor.

For the record, England is a territory, not a country, that makes up Great Britain (with Scotland and Wales). Great Britain and Northern Ireland make up the country called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (no, really, i swear), commonly called the United Kingdom or the UK.

Okinawa can be referred to as Okinawa, unless you are referring to Hokkaido, Shikoku, Kyushu, or some other prefecture in Japan. You are correct in that in would be silly to call Tokyo "Okinawa".

I'm from the US. I pointed that out the first time.

So far, you've managed to fail at reading comprehension, simple spelling and grammar, geography, and pop culture. Wanna try some math problems?

Two minutes of google and/or reading my post could have saved you getting pantsed in front of everyone. But you're used to that.
LukeTheDuke- March 3, 2010 at 8:28 am
Hats off to Dan. That was pretty damn funny. I would've done that consciously knowing that I could have been training for G.S.P. instead. Its that kind of reckless abandon that forces me to not count Dan Hardy out. No one has been successful in trying to KO Georges lately...the Serra fight was a few fights ago...
NOTSOB- March 3, 2010 at 8:12 am
Just admit defeat and then we can call it a day k thanks bye.
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 8:06 am

Read my first post correcting you on this matter.
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 7:41 am

My wrong what? You appear to have forgotten a noun to go with that possessive. While you correct that minor typo, feel free to explain how "England" and "Great Britain" are the "same thing". Also keep in mind that this wacky internet can be seen by those limey bastards, even though there's all that water between us.
831 Father- March 3, 2010 at 7:29 am
1) Can't wait for GSP to deliver a beatdown of doom to anybody. It just happens that Hardy will be the one to receive it.

2) At least Hardy has a sense of humor, which is very much needed in the MMA world. 90% of fighters are lacking in the humor department (As are 99% of the internet MMA community)

3) And like its Hardy's fault that he got the title shot. But I see no bitching at Joe Silva, Dana, etc. Did Nate, Swick, etc. expect Hardy to say "no" and turn down the fight?
NOTSOB- March 3, 2010 at 7:25 am
No your wrong, they are the same thing sorry.
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 7:19 am
Wed, 03/03/2010 - 08:29
@ Cartmanuk
isnt british and english the same thing you noob.

No, they aren't the same thing. I'm American and i know that much. You see, England is only one part of Great Britain. There you go, you learned something today. You're welcome.

However, i DID think you could be both English and British. (?)
NOTSOB- March 3, 2010 at 6:29 am
@ Cartmanuk
isnt british and english the same thing you noob.

dislike harrrrrdy, he should have fought alves first.
Cartmanuk- March 3, 2010 at 6:05 am
to start with Hardy isn't British... he's English!!!

and if matt serra can do it.... fuck it hardy can!!!!
ReX13- March 3, 2010 at 5:52 am
cecils_pupils Says:
Tue, 03/02/2010 - 22:59

@Yeti Stomp / Spidey Sense / "the original" HulkSmash I think you should keep posting as your original moniker HulkSmash and just keep it real. Just my opinion.

Haas- March 3, 2010 at 12:49 am
Hardy's banter may significantly drop off after the St. Pierre match. Hardy has never lost by KO or violent GNP. That can change a man.

Savageleto- March 3, 2010 at 12:44 am

Dan Hardy is a funny mofuka... that video was almost enough to make me wager some potato chips on his ass...
Lorenzoe553- March 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm
akas in power. what hardy said about aka isnt true. koscheck could be an asshole in actually thinking nothing in swick or maybe he forgot about the hardy/swick fight altogether but that doesnt mean aka in general dont care for each other. they dont want to fight one another which says alot. the reason dana white hasnt forced them into it is because he cant. its obvious they have to come to an agreement about who fights who (the ufc and which ever fighter) he cant get rid of them because koscheck and fitch are both top ten in ww devision. danas not gonna get rid of someone in the top ten of theyre division theres no money/gain in it. swicks probly out anyways.
and last shamrock tried to sue the ufc for not letting him fight in the ufc anymore. different situation
cecils_pupils- March 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm
@Yeti Stomp / Spidey Sense / "the original" HulkSmash I think you should keep posting as your original moniker HulkSmash and just keep it real. Just my opinion.