Dan Hardy: Will trade until Lytle is knocked out for the first time

by Jomar Jackson | source: fighthubtv.com

Dan Hardy has lost three straight fights, in an organization where fighters have been cut after one loss. After two losses, fighters face a win or go situation. And after three losses, well, you have to be a fighter as exciting as Dan Hardy to even be there.

Fighting Chris Lytle on Sunday as the headliner on Versus in a match that by all accounts he has to win to keep his job, Hardy might be expected craft a careful strategy to minimize risk and grind out a win. Instead, he wants to knock out the former professional boxer and UFC Knockout of t

Jomar Jackson: Dan thanks for taking the time out to talk to Fight Hub TV. What do you want to accomplish with this fight?

Dan Hardy: My goal is to be the first person to knock Chris out. I’m not sure when it will come or how it will come, but I have a lot of options, a lot of techniques that would get him out of there before the final bell.

JJ: People are saying given your style that this can turn out to be a brawl of a fight, potentially Fight Of The Night?

DH: That’s what I’m hoping for! Chris is an exciting fighter, and he always brings the fight. I’m sure this fight won’t be any different. I’m always fine with trading punches until someone falls over. I like my odds in that gamble.

JJ: Do you believe you are a better striker than Chris Lytle?

DH: Yes, and I will prove it.

JJ: Ending the interview, do you have a prediction for your fight against Chris Lytle this weekend?

DH: All I know is that the fight will be a war while it lasts, and my hand will be raised at the end.

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UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle
August 14, 2011
Bradley Center
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Jambo888 site profile image  

8/13/11 9:09 AM by Jambo888

a couple inches. so close

Empire site profile image  

8/13/11 9:02 AM by Empire

hardy can't stop the takedown. lytle subs him.

Idsmashit site profile image  

8/13/11 8:53 AM by Idsmashit

Hardy by decision pretty easily imo. If he doesnt win then doesnt deserve to be in the UFC. Lytle will stand then get beat up for 3 rd's like Swick did.

Poindexter site profile image  

8/13/11 8:48 AM by Poindexter

 Knock his ass out Lytle.

covh14514 site profile image  

8/13/11 8:24 AM by covh14514

I was suprised when I looked at Lytle's record. In 30 of his wins 18 were by submission and he only has 3 knockouts and 2 TKOs. 18 losses with 16 by decision. He has only been stopped by cuts. Never been knocked out or submitted. He is as durable as they come. Very little chance Hardy wins this match. He cant knock him out and obviously he doesnt have a chance in hell of outwrestling or submitting him. The only chance he has is to cut Lytle badly and get a stoppage. This is a good fight to bet on if you can get a decent line. With Hardy being overrated, espeically with the UK fans), there is a good chance you might see Lytle as a very slight favorite or possibly even odds.


8/13/11 6:45 AM by K-Dub-"T"

Hardy's only chance is to wrestlefuck Lyttle...... um... oh wait.....  

Quackers site profile image  

8/13/11 5:23 AM by Quackers

Chris Lytle is one of my favorite fighters. He'd better knock that Brit the fuck out!(Has nothing against Brits.)

Reco Groman site profile image  

8/12/11 8:17 PM by Reco Groman

Maybe Hardy will just start saying this before every fight, so when he gets taken down and beaten up, he can just claim the other guy is a punk for not standing and trading.

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8/12/11 8:08 PM by Justinmacd

Lytle is as tough as they come.