Hardy: I’ve never been in this situation before

by Tom Ngo | source: 5thround.com

Knowing there is no way another defeat would keep him employed by the UFC, welterweight Dan Hardy understands the heat is on, but he fully intends to come out firing this Sunday against Chris Lytle.

“It does put pressure on me because obviously I love fighting with UFC,” Hardy said. “It’s unusual territory for me. I’ve never been in this situation before. I had two back-to-back losses a while back in my career and that was a very difficult situation to be in.

“But at this level that’s just the way it goes sometimes. You get in there and you give everything you’ve got every time and the outcome a lot of the time is out of your hands because it’s just such an unpredictable sport and the level that we’re fighting at is so high that anything can happen at any minute.”

“There is definitely pressure, but I’ve just got to kind of go with the flow. I can’t force it too much. If I think about it too much then it’s going to get me down and it’s going to stop me performing at my best, and right now I feel like I’m unstoppable and that’s exactly what I need to feel going into this fight.

“So the thought of the three losses is more of a motivational tool than anything else.”

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Hardy and Lytle headline “UFC on Versus 5” this Sunday in Wisconsin. Versus will broadcast the card’s main bouts live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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Rookerman site profile image  

8/13/11 2:12 AM by Rookerman

I hope Lytle LNPs him just to piss him off.

LBH_RN site profile image  

8/13/11 1:59 AM by LBH_RN

Dan Hardy has won 4 fights in the UFC, and 3 have been decisions. He's so much more exciting than Jon Fitch.

FenceGrab site profile image  

8/12/11 4:15 PM by FenceGrab

My question is, how much is Hardy's training style hurting him?Doesn't Team Roughhouse have more of a bunch of fighters working together style as opposed to coaches?

adrenochrome site profile image  

8/12/11 4:14 PM by adrenochrome

Hardy doesn't make it out of the 2nd. Lytle by KO.

TheBeebs site profile image  

8/12/11 3:32 PM by TheBeebs

Exciting fighters headline cards, wins don't mean shit, just ask Miller.

The Chronicle site profile image  

8/12/11 3:07 PM by The Chronicle

Good luck Outlaw, and Lytle for that matter.It would be a shame if a guy like Hardy is cut but I think even he would admit that his days are numbered if he losses this one.

Archer0545 site profile image  

8/12/11 2:21 PM by Archer0545

 Lytle, KO rnd 2

dudefromisrael site profile image  

8/12/11 2:16 PM by dudefromisrael

 My point is that while Hardy's making a lot of his fights exciting is one reason he's job is still safe, and another one being that the UFC has less British stars than American ones. Although I don't know what's so exciting about watching someone lay over Hardy for the duration of a fight

FieryErmine site profile image  

8/12/11 2:06 PM by FieryErmine

Lytle was fucked up for the Ebersole match? I hadn't heard that. What was wrong with him?

HuntingtonBeachSadBoy site profile image  

8/12/11 1:25 PM by HuntingtonBeachSadBoy

If I was a betting man, I'd say Lytle's going to submit him