30 Day MMA Challenge: Day 21 Most Underrated Fighter
Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy
By now he is just a faded memory of someone who had great potential, and looking at his recent fights you may not know he is a brawler. He shows up to fight, he is a smaller version of Chris Leben. Say what you will about the guy but he wont quit, he keeps coming. I think Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White both agree that the guy fights, he leaves it in the Octagon, he puts on a show, gives it his all. What more could you ask for really? You want to see a fight? Watch Dan Hardy in my opinion the guy wont quit until he is dropped, finished, or the 3 or 5 rounds are over.
After losing to Nick Diaz at UFC 137, B.J. Penn said he was done fighting, the decision seemed to weigh mostly on the fact that he has family. However recently Dana White said he talked to him recently at UFC on FX in Sweden and Penn he was going to fight again.
Dana white thinks we will at least see B.J. Penn fight at least one more time inside the octagon. And to add to that recently a fan told Penn via Twitter they always enjoyed his heart when he fought. Penn responded saying that comment made him want to fight again.
Penn is only 33 and is a former Lightweight and Welterweight Champion of UFC, and remains one of only two men to capture two titles in a different weight class. The first being UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.
Despite being an unlikely canidate for the title fans had been rallying for Mark Hunt (#RallyForMarkHunt) to face Junior Dos Santos for the HW title at UFC 146.
"They can keep rallying. It ain’t going to happen," Dana White said in the UFC on Fuel TV 2 post-fight press conference.
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So who do you think should get a title shot?
Since Alistair Overeems failed drug test Mir has been campaigning to get a title shot saying he would love the opportunity to fight JDS. However, Dana White said via Twitter that Mir vs Cain will happen but still no mention on who will fight JDS for the UFC Heavyweight title. And while fans are rallying for Mark Hunt to get the title shot, others are saying Hendo will get a chance at UFC gold once again.
When asked via Twitter if he would accept the fight with JDS if offered Hendo simply replied “For sure.”