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A Slightly Repentant Marcus Davis Ponders How Best to Plot Dan Hardy’s Demise


(I don’t know Marcus, I thought some of those photos were quite fetching.)

Marcus Davis has deleted Dan Hardy death via AIDS, and attempted to explain away the “Dark&Bad taste” comment by pointing out that Hardy was at least partially responsible for some unflattering photoshops of him. To what extent Hardy is to blame for the exact homosexual nature of those efforts is debatable, but what seems pretty clear is that, at least in Davis’s mind, those were worse than wishing death upon someone. Just when you think he might have realized that it’s a bad idea to get into this sort of thing at all, he follows it up by tweeting, “Would it have been better if I said hit by a car?”

When you really think about it, that’s a tough one. Getting hit by a car doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing as being killed by a car, so there’s that. But if we assume that Davis would also wish for Hardy to die of his injuries, what then? At least someone who gets AIDS has a chance to say goodbye to their family and gain a new perspective on the circle of life and other such bullshit before they pass. The person killed by a speeding Audi doesn’t ever get the opportunity to set his past wrongs right. Then again, he also doesn’t have to suffer in hospital rooms or get all weak and lesion-y like Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia."

And thus has a man nicknamed “The Irish Hand Grenade” plunged us into a philosophical quandary with a couple of garbled sentences. Really makes you wonder what Jean-Paul Sartre could have accomplished if he had lived to Twitter.

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Yeti Stomp- March 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm
Here's the thing: I can't take Davis seriously at all because the man is an idiot.

First off, where the fuck does a guy born in Maine get off calling himself the Irish hand grenade? Why can't he the American grenade, or the Maine grenade, or the East Coast Explosion or something? Mofo's about as Irish as my Chevy Impala.

Second, to carry on with the illusion of his UK heritage with an opponent who is current, charismatic, and a genuine product of the UK is the height of stupidity. And I despise Dan Hardy on many levels!

Third, you lost dude. No matter what you say or post or blog or tweet about your hurt little pseudo-irish-but-mostly-american feelings, you lost. Continuing on with this exchange of words is useless, and people will (continue to) laugh at you for it. The only way to recover from this is to fight him again, win decisively, and then pull a Clint Eastwood and eyeball that fucker really hard without saying a word. Winning will do your talking for you.
robthom- March 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm
Wishing death upon a fellow man is always refreshing IMO.

"...but i still don't have a firm handle on Japanese humor."

That sounds like a primrose path.
TheHulkSmash- March 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm
Neither. For a man named "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis has an incredibly weak grasp on the power of hyperbole. When you use hyperbole, you can say whatever you want: First, you can create completely impractical scenarios without anyone questioning you. Second, no one's ever going to come after you for "crossing the line" when it's obvious "you were only joking". For example, Davis might have said:

"Dan Hardy is a cock-faced turd burglar. I hope he dies of AIDS, because if you think about it, he's a child molester. He molests children with indecent exposure every time he shows his cock-face on TV."

See? It hardly stands out at all when you put it like that. Man, that felt pretty good. Hating Dan Hardy on the internet is like taking an enormous shit in you buddy's bathroom, only you don't have to put up with him bitching afterward. I wonder if anyone can out-hate me when it comes to Dan Hardy...
jizzninja- March 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm
For all highschool some dude would always call me a troll, he thought it was so clever. Some years later I fkd his lil sister silly.
halfbreed23- March 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm
I had this one kid in high school that always called me a sissy because I had long hair. After two or three times I realized the guy didn't like me. According to Tito, god(Not sure which one he's referencing) keeps giving him these life obstacles. When will Tito realize that god just doesn't like him?
ReX13- March 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm
^ LULZ


Bens>> You guys pretty much have to do a comment of the week now. There's far too much funny shit the past few days not to give somebody a shirt.


In my humble opinion, the Potato Nation is easily the most intelligent and funniest MMA community in the US.* I would say "in the world", but i still don't have a firm handle on Japanese humor. I know they have comedians, because they keep showing up for the annual Satsuke tournament, but i've never seen or heard anything from them that is intentionally funny.



*Of course, we also have our share of trolls, morons, mouthbreathers, internet racists, keyboard warriors, jerkfaces, douchebags, and wereguidos. Such is to be expected.
El Guapo- March 2, 2010 at 11:54 am
"What I meant to say was, I hopes he dies of an HIV related illness like pneumonia or something. Not fullblown AIDS. C'mon people, quit trying to make me out to be a monster because I'm not. Geez." -Marcus Mr Nice Guy Davis XOXO
And fuck the fuckin Diaz brothers Fuck em all- March 2, 2010 at 11:51 am
Shouldn't these fucks be more worried about training then this lil kiddy shit? Well ok Davis should be training, Hardy I just don't think it matters if he comes to the octagon with an ak-47 that sorry son of a bitch is still gonna get murdered
shutupshutup- March 2, 2010 at 11:46 am
Brits are lame.
El Famous Burrito- March 2, 2010 at 11:42 am
The solution to this is simple:

Rename AIDS "Dan Hardy Disease". That way, when Dan Hardy dies of it, no one will be surprised, and the gays won't be offended.
agentsmith- March 2, 2010 at 11:16 am
"Really makes you wonder what Jean-Paul Sartre could have accomplished if he had lived to Twitter."

First of all, that's two literary references in less than 24 hours. Cut it out, Nerdlinger... I don't come here to read.

Second, that reminds me of when I read "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" and realized that I was basically reading the 80-year-old equivalent of a suburban emo kid's LiveJournal page.
steampunk22- March 2, 2010 at 11:13 am
@Birdman

Never fought Koscheck. Although I agree that its pretty funny how well Hardy can get under the skin of other fighters. I dont think he will have such luck with GSP though, that guy is pretty unshakable.
steampunk22- March 2, 2010 at 11:10 am
Only the man who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Goulet by KO.
Birdman- March 2, 2010 at 11:04 am
What I love about this whole thing is that after all this time Dan is still in Marcus' mind. I have become a huge fan of Dan's purely based on the fact that he has the power to mind fuck his opponents. Marcus, Swick, and Koscheck all have fallen to phsycological sodomy at the hands of the Outlaw and I for one find it hilarious. He has beat everyone of these guys and their fucking egos can't take the fact that they lost a fight that everyone thought they should win. Its great to someone like Hardy do well in against guys who think they "deserve it" because they been there longer. A lot of people hate Lesnar for many of the same reasons. Too young, too inexperienced, too this, too that, on and on. Yet none of the fighters that scream the loudest can beat them. I think its great.
skeletor- March 2, 2010 at 10:46 am
I think what he means is he wishes he could give Dan Hardy the AIDS by some sort of anal injection.

In all seriousness though, he's just trying to generate some heat for a future matchup since his performances don't warrent one. It's just a matter of time before those Europeans find some other mid to lower of the pack fighter to get behind.
As Good As Anyone- March 2, 2010 at 10:42 am
marcus has love for dan

you could say he's hardy for him
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