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“UFC Primetime: St-Pierre vs. Hardy” Episode 2 Video

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In case you missed it, here’s last night’s installment of Spike’s UFC Primetime hype-series, which opens in a Long Island Hooters, where Dan Hardy can somehow smell Georges St. Pierre‘s fear over the pungent aroma of hot wings and urinal cakes. Hardy has come out to New York early to get acclimated with the time zone and funny accents of the American East Coast. Acting as his spirit guide is former UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra, who is helping Hardy work on the positions that he’ll surely be placed in against GSP, and lending him some of his lovable underdog magic. Back in Montreal, we learn a little more about Tristar Gym trainer Firas Zahabi, his obsessive work ethic, and his cute wife. Nate Marquardt and Kenny Florian stop by to add some star power to St. Pierre’s camp. (Ferrum Ferro Acuitur, bro.) Our buddies Ariel Helwani and Randy Gordon interview Hardy about training with monks; turns out Hardy really is a martial artist, even if he doesn’t walk out to the Octagon in his pajamas. Part 2 is after the jump. Give it a look before it’s pulled…

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molky brothers- March 20, 2010 at 5:34 am
I like Hardy and GSP for their respective differences but the one thing I don't see Hardy training is his takedown defense. Maybe they just didn't show it in the videos on purpose but he's going to need it to have a chance at beating GSP. Although, who has been able to stop GSP's takedowns.
dranokills- March 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm
The opinion of someone who creates their online nick as skeletor, which is a lame ass toy for a child, who fights the gayest of gay heroes ever, doesn't really have any significance in my opinion.
I am not sure what t-durden or TURDen or whatever his name is going on about, I guess you just have nothing to add to the topic so your looking for gay sayings.
I guess you and your buddy steampunk22 can search for gay things if that turns you fags on, but I am going to keep trying to find something meaningful to write about the fighters. I am sure gay stuff is more insightful to you 2 than fighters, whatever guys you can be immature gay morons if you want.
budsellers- March 18, 2010 at 8:10 pm
i hope hardy wins, and gsp goes wrstling before returning at 185, just so we can see some fresh matchups in this division
Keyser Soze- March 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
As far as the alliance and training with Matt Serra goes.. this will only serve to teach Dan Hardy one of two things.

1. Lucky wild swings to the temple that connect can help you win... if you connect.
2. Trying to stop GSP's takedowns is difficult at best, and will lead to broken ribs and one hell of a long time off healing.

Matt Serra boasts about his big win, how he shocked the mma world. Oddly enough, he makes few comments or references to the rematch and how his training and gameplan worked out for him the second go around with GSP.

Yes, Hardy has a punchers chance... and that's about as far as it goes. Watching Primetime last night showed serious differences in training, and after seeing that, I think Hardy's being cocky because it's the only way he knows how to combat his own fears.

Understandably, all the pressure is on GSP to win and Hardy really has nothing to lose (other than recovery time). If Hardy feels GSP is overrated and underestimates his abilities, he's beyond cocky, he's just flat out stupid.

GSP was a striker before he was a grappler or submission artist, now he's just well versed in all aspects of mma. It's not that I hate or even dislike Hardy (I'm indifferent to him), but I'm a realist.
MediumRare- March 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

GSP better watch out. Dan Hardy can throw the leather. He only has to catch George with one of those bombs.

GSP will take Hardy down and mangle him. I like Hardy. He entertains me. But he's gonna catch a beating here.

Then George will be on his way to MW.
DazedNConfused- March 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Rory Markham was the only fighter Dan Hardy has managed to put away in the UFC. He has had 4 fights in the UFC. The other 3 fights he had he did win, but he won via Decision. What makes people think a man who couldn't finish Gono, Davis and Swick is going to somehow destroy and knockout Pierre on the feet? I guess this Primetime thing is really getting to peoples heads.

Couldn't finish Gono? I remember Hornbuckle KO'd the shit out of him with a headkick just a little bit ago.

Couldn't finish Davis? Ben Saunders just finished him with Knees.

Couldn't finish Swick? Paulo Thiago dropped him and submitted him with ease.

Does that mean their better than Dan Hardy? Maybe, I don't know. But it does mean one thing to ME. Dan Hardy isn't a knockout artist, he doesn't have the style to knock people out in the UFC. He is more of a grinder, who gets in good shots, disrupts peoples styles and gets the decision. That will not happen within 5 long rounds with GSP. That's about it.
DazedNConfused- March 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Don if you have nothing but a play on my name then I suggest not wasting the time it takes you to type. Which is most likely longer than the average person anyways. Instead try explaining what I said that you didn't agree with. That way we can have a good discussion.
Ricardo Cabeza- March 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
I hope Dan beats the snot out of GSP before he ktfo's his frog ass!!!!!
Savageleto- March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm
I am sick of hearing about Hardy being this big KO artist.

He is not.
peckawoodd- March 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Man they're getting really good at making these promo videos. I felt like I was watching a movie towards the end, props to 'em.

Hardy seems like a cool enough dude so I hope he does well. And because hope is really all Dan Hardy's got in this fight anywas.
Don_Dada- March 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm
You really are dazed and confused arent you ??
DazedNConfused- March 18, 2010 at 11:52 am
This episode did nothing but confirm that Hardy is going to get murdered.

Matt Serra teaching him Ju-Jitsu? talking about how if GSP stands with him he'll lose? That's just dumb. Hardy doesn't have the time to learn the stuff Matt Serra is trying to say, you can't learn Muscle Memory in a week. Oh and in my opinion if Alves fought Hardy, Hardy would get KTFO. He would start going for the takedown. Alves was a much superior/quicker striker than Hardy and look what GSP did to him. Before the Alves fight I was ready to see an upset, Alves was destroying people, not winning decisions like Hardy. And GSP comes in and just picks him apart standing, throws him down whenever he wants. That was him best fight in my opinion. That and Jon Fitch.

Oh and training with Florian/Marquart/Cote >>>>> Training with Matt Serra.

Cote alone brings all the standup/luck punchers training gsp needs. Add that in with Florians Muay Thai and Marquarts strength and size and GSP is ready.

I think the UFC should make Serra fight Hardy after this loss. Thatd be awesome.
Scott- March 18, 2010 at 11:06 am
"The MMA world is abuzz with news of Hardy's newly formed alliance with..." we are not. Swing and a miss UFC producers. Worst attempt at trying to create a story line.
worldchampwannabe- March 18, 2010 at 10:50 am
Hardy is a punk bitch. GSP has a new look in his eyes nowadays. He's going to smash Hardy.
steampunk22- March 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

Thats awesome! lol I was thinking the same thing. lol
mothercruncher- March 18, 2010 at 9:28 am
Firas may have a lot of skills, but shaving a symmetrical goatee ain't one of them.
T_Durden- March 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

"...scared, and hurting and suffering to be the best..." There's a lot of passion in that paragraph. What kind of a fucking description is that? That is by far the gayest phrase associated with this fight, that I've heard so far.

I suggest you skip the next episode. It sounds like watching teenage Hardy, prancing around the forest in Beijing stirred up some odd, repressed feelings inside you.
skeletor- March 18, 2010 at 9:24 am
If Daley can prove against Koscheck that he can stop a good wrestlers takedowns then I'll back you on that one. As far as Thiago, he needs a few more fights
jimbonics- March 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

Paulo Thiago and Paul Daley come to mind...
MMA Mafia- March 18, 2010 at 8:59 am
I stand corrected. He did get rocked and then put to sleep by Thiago but after Hardy who can challenge GSP at WW? In and outside of the UFC. I think its time for the dream match we dare not speak of.....
skeletor- March 18, 2010 at 8:57 am
you're a homo
Carl Sagan- March 18, 2010 at 8:52 am
So we're all in agreement then. Hardy is proper fuked.
dranokills- March 18, 2010 at 8:47 am
The first few times I saw this Hardy kid I couldn't stand him, his idea of being a brash asshat just to entertain himself rubs me wrong.
Then you watch shows like this, and I see him as a young kid practicing his ass off, and working hard and just being scared and hurting, and suffering to be the best he can be, and I appreciate his effort.
BUT he is still to cocky.
Yes I know you have to be cocky to survive in a sport that everyone trains just as hard, has had just as much pain, and fear in their lives, but to be cocky, it makes no sense. To think after all you have learned, and all you know, and how really level the playing field is, that YOU above all others are the best in the world that takes major balls, and a bit of stupidity that comes with being a young dumbass.
And I think the future holds great things for hardy, but his time isn't now. I hope he doesn't give up after he loses to GSP, I hope he grows up.
Put away the mouth, and the mohawk, and just be himself.
3 years max and he will be as well spoken about as GSP is now, that is my prediction.
AL_14- March 18, 2010 at 8:40 am
Swick's hands are not lightning and he showed that against Thiago. Swick is a mediocre fighter at best and the only reason he's still around is cause he was on TUF.
skeletor- March 18, 2010 at 8:06 am
I still don't give Hardy more then a punchers chance to win this fight, but he has nothing to lose here. And you have got to think that all this outside help and training in different aspects of the game and strength and conditioning is just ging to make him a better fighter in the long run. Plus after getting his ass handed to him by GSP who else in the WW division is going to give him that much of fight.