Dan Hardy made the transition from UFC fighter to UFC commentator shortly after he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome — a rare condition that causes an irregular heartbeat due to extra electrical activity in the heart — in 2013. But the former UFC welterweight title challenger, who fought Georges St-Pierre to a decision at UFC 111 back in 2010, has always been open to a comeback.
Hardy hasn’t been in any talks with the UFC but, after watching Carlos Condit’s victory over Court McGee at UFC Fight Island 4 this past weekend, admits he would love to run things back with ‘The Natural Born Killer’ to avenge his one and only knockout loss.
Hardy was impressed with Condit’s performance on Saturday and says it would be an honor to share the cage with him again.
“Yea, of course,” Hardy said when asked about a potential rematch with Condit.” He looked great the other night and that’s really what I wanted to see from him, because I genuinely do believe that he’s up there with the Nick Diaz, [Jorge] Masvidal-kind of guys in this division. He’s a lethal individual. He’s a Natural Born Killer. He’s a great striker, he’s very unorthodox, and he’s back in a place psychologically — as well as physically — where he looks like he can have some good fights. And who would not want payback for the only person that knocked them out? Absolutely.”
Condit, 36, beat McGee to snap a five-fight losing skid and immediately called for a rebooking with Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown at the UFC Fight Island 4 post-fight media scrum. Hardy, 38, hasn’t fought since his decision win over TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah at UFC on Fuel 5 in 2012.