Hardy: Fans have moved me into Bisping's place as UK rep, dunno why

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

New UFC Contract:

I just resigned a four fight contract so now I'm waiting to see who I will face. It is looking like it will probably be in March."

Training Gi:

"Right now I'm in California working on my jiu-jitsu with Eddie Bravo and another coach named Tommy Burns. I'm doing both gi and no-gi now just to keep it evolving, keep moving forward and to see if I can start choking people out."

Mike Bisping:

"I've always looked up to Mike as the U.K. representative in the UFC. That to me is what his and always will be because he is the one that took the steps, invested the tim,e and got the American audience interested in what was going on overseas.

"There were other guys that came before him such as Lee Murray and Ian Freeman but it was really Mike that established us in the sport in the UFC. I think he always will play that role, at least in my eyes and I'm not sure why it is that I have seemed to have been moved into his place. I don't know if people find me easier to understand or what it is? Maybe it's his accent. I don't know."

"I think part of the problem is that a lot of people, particularly outside of the U.K., don't understand Mike's sense of humor. Being brought up in the U.K. I can tell when he is joking and I think a lot of people assume he is being serious when he says some things.

"I don't say things that can be misconstrued and at the same time I think people can tell I'm just having a good time. I like dyeing my hair red, getting tattoos and I like making fun of people. I'm never doing anything intentionally to be malicious...I'm doing it to sell the fight, have a good time or to get inside of my opponent's head. I'm not being a dick to be a dick and I think people can see that a little easier than when Mike's doing it."

"I would never say never (to fighting Bisping). It would have to make sense at the time...either for career or for bank account. At the moment neither makes sense but I would never say never so yeah it's possible."

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AhYeAh site profile image  

12/8/10 3:01 AM by AhYeAh

Contraversial dec. he is asking wand for one but why not give Hammil a deserved rematch. As for a 205 fight just a simple question. The 205 div has better fighters IMO so wht not try a 205 fight?

AhYeAh site profile image  

12/8/10 3:01 AM by AhYeAh

Contraversial dec. he is asking wand for one but why not give Hammil a deserved rematch. As for a 205 fight just a simple question. The 205 div has better fighters IMO so wht not try a 205 fight?

UltraMagnus site profile image  

12/7/10 1:39 PM by UltraMagnus

He'd koed Greasping, thats for sure...

UltraMagnus site profile image  

12/7/10 1:39 PM by UltraMagnus

He'd koed Greasping, thats for sure...

Don_Dada site profile image  

12/7/10 12:24 PM by Don_Dada

When did i say supporting your countrymen was dellusional ?? Silly threads about Bisping becoming champion and dumb threads about Paul Daley beating GSP just because he knocked out a punchbag IS dellusional.I dont let anyone change my opinion of any fighter , No matter where they are from, But some people actually do and thats where most of the drunken booing and chants come from that you mentioned. I agree with you completely on that one btw, It is embarassing.

Don_Dada site profile image  

12/7/10 12:24 PM by Don_Dada

When did i say supporting your countrymen was dellusional ?? Silly threads about Bisping becoming champion and dumb threads about Paul Daley beating GSP just because he knocked out a punchbag IS dellusional.I dont let anyone change my opinion of any fighter , No matter where they are from, But some people actually do and thats where most of the drunken booing and chants come from that you mentioned. I agree with you completely on that one btw, It is embarassing.

purist site profile image  

12/7/10 10:48 AM by purist

I wonder this too. I find the Bisping nuthugging annoying at times but I'd never hold it against Bisping himself. Much like all the Coleman/Antidote trolls were pretty annoying but I don't hate Coleman...I guess I should be thankful I'm not easily influenced by anonymous people on the internet like some are.

purist site profile image  

12/7/10 10:48 AM by purist

I wonder this too. I find the Bisping nuthugging annoying at times but I'd never hold it against Bisping himself. Much like all the Coleman/Antidote trolls were pretty annoying but I don't hate Coleman...I guess I should be thankful I'm not easily influenced by anonymous people on the internet like some are.

skidog site profile image  

12/7/10 9:56 AM by skidog

Don_Dada - I wouldn't call supporting your fellow country men, "super delusional". And why would you allow (in your words) "a small minority of UK mma fans" dictate your opinion of a fighter? American mma crowds are embarrassing, Rednecks chanting USA, USA, USA... do you guy's have a stuttering problem or just mentally impaired?. And booing fighters whenever they aren't throwing haymakers every second of the fight, and booing whenever the fight hits the ground, i remember watching the entire UFC 73 card on mute, the crowd seemed to boo everyone save the ring card girls.But i don't let that judge my opinion of American fighters.

skidog site profile image  

12/7/10 9:56 AM by skidog

Don_Dada - I wouldn't call supporting your fellow country men, "super delusional". And why would you allow (in your words) "a small minority of UK mma fans" dictate your opinion of a fighter? American mma crowds are embarrassing, Rednecks chanting USA, USA, USA... do you guy's have a stuttering problem or just mentally impaired?. And booing fighters whenever they aren't throwing haymakers every second of the fight, and booing whenever the fight hits the ground, i remember watching the entire UFC 73 card on mute, the crowd seemed to boo everyone save the ring card girls.But i don't let that judge my opinion of American fighters.