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4/2/13 8:39 PM
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Hadn't seen this posted yet. Thought it was interesting it was actually the UFC who removed him not CSAC which Dan's manager and outlets had reported. 

via MMA Junkie here: http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/ufc-not-csac-nixed-dan-hardys-ufc-on-fox-7-bout-following-heart-issue

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 toldMMAjunkie.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.

To date, Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) said he hasn't suffered any symptoms of the syndrome. He has fought 10 times inside the octagon.

CSAC administrator Shilo Wilson said she received Hardy's physical, neurological exam and MRI. But on March 22, she received an email from the UFC that stated the fighter had been pulled from the card "due to medical injury."

Hardy, 30, was scheduled to fight welterweight Matt Brown, who now meets Jordan Mein in the event's first pay-per-view bout.

Hardy and his manager, Wad Alameddine, originally said that the commission had denied the fighter a spot on the fight card. And while most athletic commissions are likely to subject Hardy to additional scrutiny now that his condition is public, the CSAC isn't outright dismissing Hardy as a potential licensee.

CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster said the fighter's experience lends credence to his ability to fight safely inside the octagon, though he cautioned that CSAC doctors ultimately will make the final determination. Nevertheless, he encouraged Hardy to apply if he wanted to fight in California.

"We'll look at his medicals, and if he passes with our doctors, we'll issue him a license," Foster said.

If the UFC won't book him, however, it may be a moot point. Hardy and Alameddine await word from the promotion on whether he'll be able to continue his career. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner wasn't reachable on Monday and today was in transit to Sweden for the promotion's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event in Stockholm.

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4/2/13 8:41 PM
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Hardy was fighting Matt Brown right? Is Matt still on the card? Phone Post
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Pride Wanderlei -  Hardy was fighting Matt Brown right? Is Matt still on the card? Phone Post

Yes, he is fighting Jordan Mein. 

4/3/13 7:37 AM
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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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I hope his best interests are looked out for
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