UFC, not California commission, refused to clear Hardy to fight


Last month it was revealed that UFC welterweight Dan Hardy would be unable to complete at the UFC on FOX 7 card later this month in Chicago. Often when a fighter is not medically cleared it is the decision of the supervising athletic commission, however with Hardy, this was not the case:

UFC welterweight Dan Hardy believed it was the California State Athletic Commission that refused to clear him to fight at UFC on FOX 7. But in truth, it was the UFC.

Reps for the CSAC told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) late Monday that UFC officials removed Hardy from the card before all of his medical paperwork was submitted for the event, which is set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

Notably missing was an electrocardiography (EKG) exam that, according to Hardy, revealed markers of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a rare heart disorder that sends extra electricity through the heart upon its second beat. In mild cases, it causes a rapid heart beat and heart palpitations, but in extreme cases can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

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Cyril Jeff site profile image  

4/3/13 10:52 AM by Cyril Jeff


disbeliever site profile image  

4/3/13 9:06 AM by disbeliever

I hope his best interests are looked out for

Coranamo site profile image  

4/3/13 7:37 AM by Coranamo

Damn.... I wonder if the UFC thought he would get denied - so they pulled him, and were going to put him on a different card where they didn't run those extra tests. But then he went around running his mouth about his condition, so now everybody knows about it anyway.That's where my paranoid cynical mind goes at least.

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4/2/13 8:55 PM by Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman

Yes, he is fighting. Shit, can't remember the replacement but it's all set.

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4/2/13 8:53 PM by MMAAdvertising

Yes, he is fighting Jordan Mein. 

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4/2/13 8:46 PM by ChaosOverkill


Lahzerous site profile image  

4/2/13 8:43 PM by Lahzerous

Say what?

Pride Wanderlei site profile image  

4/2/13 8:41 PM by Pride Wanderlei

Hardy was fighting Matt Brown right? Is Matt still on the card?