UFC: Dan Hardy eyeing a comeback in November at Madison Square Garden, wants a new weight class between Lightweight and Welterweight

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UFC analyst, colour commentator and former UFC welterweight title challenger, Dan Hardy looks all set to make a return to the octagon this year. He retired from the sport in 2012 and last fought and defeated Amir Sadollah at UFC on Feul TV: 5. However, Hardy has been keen to make a comeback and was expected to make a return to fighting last year. He has now stated that he wants to fight at Madison Square Garden in his return fight.


Dan Hardy is eyeing a comeback!

Hardy recently did an interview with MMA Nytt. In the interview, he stated that he wants to fight a big name fighter in his return and that he wants to compete in November at the MSG card. Here’s what he had to say:

If I was gonna come back, I’d want a name. There’s a lot of guys in the lightweight division I would look at, there’s a lot of guys in the welterweight division I would look at. If I had my own choice I would take a fight at 161 [pounds] or 162 [pounds] and have that as a new weight class. There’s a need for a weight class in between those two weight classes and part of the resistance is Dana [White] doesn’t want to move the welterweight division to 175 [pounds], and I absolutely agree but that 161/162 weight class would be perfect for the guys moving up to welterweight or down to lightweight. For me, I would fight anybody in that weight class.

I like Madison Square Garden, I know there’s a November card coming up and there’s still time to get on that. If the offer is right, and everything moves in that direction, if not, maybe early next year.

I need to do the four-month USADA testing pool and the likelihood is I’ve got one more fight so I’m in no massive rush to get back into that, it’s a very intrusive program which I like as a fan, as an analyst, and as a member of the UFC staff but as a fighter, I don’t need people knocking on my door at 5 o’clock in the morning knocking on my door and asking me to pee in a cup, but I will do it for one more fight when the time is right.








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