Hardy to Bang with Ludwig at UFC 146

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It is an unspoken understanding in the UFC that if you loss multiple fights in a row, you can probably bet that you will get your pink slip the next Monday after the fight. 

That is unless you are former Welterweight contender, Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (23-10-1). 

Despite the fact that he has lost his last four outings, Hardy will face striking sensation Duane “Bang” Ludwig (29-12-0) at UFC 146.  “I’ve been a fan of Ludwig for a long time,” said Hardy.  “I know what he can do and what he is good at and I think it’s a good match up for me.”  Hardy has always been a big name in the U.K., but it was when he challenged Georges St. Pierre for the title in March of 2010 that he showed the world how far heart and drive can take you.  He ended up loosing that fight in a judge’s decision, but GSP had him locked in some of the deepest holds in UFC history and Hardy never tapped. 

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In addition to his regular training schedule, Hardy still uses the values he was taught in China in 2010 when he went to train with Shaolin Monks in all his fights.  “The mental toughness and surviving the ten to twelve hour training days is really going to pay dividends in this fight.” said Hardy.  Being fully aware that he desperately needs a win to secure his career in the UFC, Hardy needed to make some major changes in his camp.  “The biggest change is that I moved to Vegas,” said Hardy.  “I’ve been working with a whole new team of guys and I feel very confident where I am at.” 

Anyone who has ever seen Dan Hardy compete immediately recognizes his passion and love for the sport from the time he walks out to the final horn.  If you don’t know him yet, he wants to leave much more of an imprint on you than just the guy with the big red mohawk.  “I am always going to come in and give it everything I’ve got,” explained Hardy.  “I come to fight and I have a good time doing it.”

Dan Hardy will face Duane Ludwig at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir, Saturday, May 26th live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET.

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