Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE
A heart condition has forced Dan Hardy off the UFC on Fox 7 card. Replacing him against Matt Brown is Jordan Mein, who is just coming off a TKO stoppage of Dan Miller at UFC 158.
Some unfortunate news for British welterweight Dan Hardy. Originally scheduled to fight Matt Brown on April 20th, Hardy was not given clearance to fight by the California State Athletic Commission due to a heart condition, which he humorously explained on Twitter:
Sorry guys, I couldn't be more disappointed. Turns out I have a wolf heart and the California commission won't clear me to fight...— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) March 22, 2013
Wolf heart = two heart beats. It's an evolutionary enhancement and the commission see it as an unfair advantage.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) March 22, 2013
The 23-year-old Canadian became the first man to finish Dan Miller. Matt Brown, who has won his last 4, has never been knocked out, so it would be some feat for Mein if he could pull off consecutive "first time" TKO victories.
This unexpected change means that the entire UFC on Fox 7 main card is "UFC vs. Strikeforce": Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez, Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson, and now Jordan Mein vs. Matt Brown.