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Dan Hardy Takes Shot at Marquardt and Questions Legitimacy of His TRT Requirement


(“A Chippendale is one of them roided-up nude dancers wif the bow ties. Funny, innit?” - Photo courtesy Getty Images)

Add Dan Hardy to the list of Nate Marquardt detractors alongside fighters like BJ Penn and Chael Sonnen (ironic?) who don’t buy the former UFC middleweight’s claims that he needs testosterone replacement therapy to compete. Hardy spoke with ESPN.com recently and touched on Marquardt’s recent firing by the UFC for his HRT debacle, and the former welterweight contender questioned the legitimacy of “The Great’s” affliction.

“What is he, 31 or 32? I don’t want to kick a man when he’s down but what’s he doing needing testosterone therapy anyway at that age? I’m not that far behind him and I certainly don’t need any! The thing that annoyed me is that he has tested positive for nandrolone in the past, people are aware of that, and now he’s saying he needs Hormone Replacement,” Hardy points out. “Maybe he wouldn’t have needed Hormone Replacement if he hadn’t been using something in the first place. On the bright side, he’ll always have a job as a Chippendale.”

Part of the reason Hardy is blasting Marquardt is that Nate took an unsolicited shot of his own at “The Outlaw” after Hardy complained about Nick Lentz’s “lay-and-pray” tactics he employed against his teammate Andre Winner. Nate advised the British fighter to work on his wrestling and stop complaining.

Prior to that and even since the online war of words Hardy says Marquardt has been cordial whenever their paths crossed.

“It’s weird, I see him around occasionally – I saw him at the Fighter Summit in Vegas – and he always seems like a real quiet, nice, friendly guy. I don’t know what the deal is. In the build-up to my GSP fight he made some comments, fair enough, he’s GSP’s coach and best friend. But he really had no place talking all the trash he did,” Hardy says. “He wasn’t the guy getting in there and fighting me and unfortunately now it doesn’t look like he is ever going to. I was looking forward to having a scrap with him at some point because he’s another one who I think has got it coming.”

Although he is disappointed he’lll likely never get a chance to settle his differences with Marquardt in the cage since UFC president Dana White says he’ll likely never fight in the Octagon again, Hardy says he wishes him well, but offers some advice of his own.

“It’s his battle to fight now. He’s got some owning up to do and he’s got to get himself back on track. There’s nothing to say he can’t get back on track and I hope he does because he’s got a lot of talent,” he explains. “He needs to realise it’s all about hard work in the gym.”

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Komodo- July 7, 2011 at 11:47 am
Half of the captcha shit you can't read... and the audio version feeds you backwards, Linda-Blair-will-possess-your-soul shit. And the fucking spammers still get through. DUDE.
dirtbag62- July 7, 2011 at 8:06 am
Speak the truth!
jizzninja- July 7, 2011 at 7:56 am
man, everytime i see the ko reel its on sean saloman getting kicked in the head/face
jizzninja- July 7, 2011 at 7:51 am
REALIZE
flyingogoplata- July 7, 2011 at 6:05 am
@jfjffjjf -

Thanks for the English tutorial for all us dummies. Maybe you could go look up the deifinition of "self-righteous douche-bag"?
ExpectJesusBro- July 7, 2011 at 6:02 am
NOW IT'S A PAIN IN THE ASS TO MAKE A STUPID COMMENT. FUCK THIS SHIT.
ExpectJesusBro- July 7, 2011 at 6:00 am
WTF IS THIS CAPTCHA SHIT?
Machiavelli- July 7, 2011 at 5:20 am
Sounds like Hardy may have a little crush on Marquardt, "he’ll always have a job as a Chippendale”.
SnackDaddy- July 7, 2011 at 12:51 am
Hardy's spot on here.
Ascerendant- July 7, 2011 at 12:36 am
Something unexpected, surprise: That Captcha is not really working so well!
uzithrasha- July 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm
he could possibly fight nate in the future. he is a loss from getting cut from the ufc. he talk likes hes tuff shit but he is far from it.
dranokills- July 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm
hey BG hows this new captha thing doing? still got fucking spammers in every thread eh?
Get Off Me- July 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm
“He needs to realise it’s all about hard work in the gym.”

No Dan, you need to realise it's all about your takedown defense in your next UFC fight, if you don't then a Nate full of Juice is going to find you in Bellator and smash the shit outta you.
skeletor- July 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm
@Hesh to Steel Says: If I recall this tear you are speaking of consisted of exactly one ko,
Also I think Hardy will be able to get his chance to fight Nate within the next year or so, /it will probably be in bellator, cage rage or MFC though.
Fatty McDickbutts- July 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm
I don't understand how there's anything about what Chael might have said that would be ironic. Chael is a true sportsman with the heart of a champion; You'd want TRT too, if your balls were shriveling up. The hyperlinked article doesn't have anything to do with Marquardt (do you guys even read your own articles anymore lol?)
jfjjfjff- July 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm
if you're going to write articles you need to know what the hell irony is and apply it properly. irony would be that marquardt's use of TFTs caused him to need to use TFT's. irony would be that chael sonnon calling for him to be kicked out would be the sole reason for him being reinstated.
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the term you are looking for is "hypocrisy?"
Hesh to Steel- July 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Hardy got a title shot because he was on a KO tear and he was an exciting fighter (still is, when he can stay standing). I don't think he was a legit contender either but that was the reasoning.
Giant Panda- July 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Hardy has figured out how to remain relevant in the UFC despite not winning fights. never turn down a "great" (get it?) opportunity to talk shit (just like Sonnen). i still don't know why the UFC gave this guy a title shot (oh yeah, the smack-talk) (and the mohawk) (and the British profits).
WK- July 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm
What's a Chippendale?
Fried Taco- July 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm
So Dan "Party" Hardy thinks he'll always be in the UFC? One can only hope...
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