Dan Hardy: I am a cerebral fighter

With his long awaited title bout with Georges St. Pierre now just over a week away, Dan Hardy has again taken the opportunity to talk trash to the welterweight champ, this time attacking his fashion sense. 

Despite being rather unknown prior to this fight, it seems no one will forget the name Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy after next weekend, regardless of the outcome, given just how much smack the Brit seems intent on talking. As usual, Georges remains relatively quiet, preferring not to get drawn into a war of words, but at this rate, surely hardy must be getting to him, as is the cocky young UFC newcomer’s intentions.

Hardy spoke out again, regarding his opponent:

“As far as saying I’m not a martial artist… Because he walks out in the Octagon in his pajamas he’s a martial artist and I’m not? He knows nothing about me… I’ve been doing martial arts my whole life. I’ll brawl… but I think about what I’m doing. I’m a cerebral fighter…. Martial arts is about going to war… and it’s about messing people up. And that’s what I’m going to do…. My workout is the winning formula.”

“You can’t put muscles here (pointing to his face). And that’s all I’m aiming for… He can jump higher than me. He can lift trucks. It makes no different to me. When I connect on his chin he can lift all he wants… he’s still going down.”

Hardy will be hoping his words cause some effect to the man many regard as a top 3 pound for pounder, as realistically his only chance is to cause GSP to get reckless and make mistakes, allowing The Outlaw to capitalize with his heavy punching power, as he looks to cause the biggest MMA upset since Matt Serra knocked out GSP at UFC 69, in 2007.


26 Comments

  1. Profile photo of REMUS

    REMUS

    March 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    LOOK AT THAT FACE I WOULD LOVE TO PUNCH IT!
    {GET KNACKED BUT WOULD STILL LOVE TO PUNCH IT}

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    reality

    March 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    If by “cerebral” he means he will get his head smashed in; then yes he will be very “cerebral” against GSP.

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    PrideFC

    March 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    GSP by domination second round.

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    Witty

    March 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Hardy must really be proud of all the face muscles he is showing off with his big talk.

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    BigNog22

    March 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    the day of ur judgment is soon mohawk man,so keep talking,cause that all he can do.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    March 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I don’t think this guy is a better striker than Alves & we know how that went.

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    Ninja

    March 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    ya exactly, i dont think Hardy is better than Alves or even Penn, hes going to get ground n pounded

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    David Saucier

    March 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    No one is more Cerberal than GSP, and his camp, Hardy not matter what your game plan it dosent matter.

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    UKVeteran

    March 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    GSP should stand up with him then, he was obviously scared to stand with Alves and in the first fight Penn ripped him apart standing up before he got scared and L&P’d him. Go ahead and weak my comment GSP nuthuggers, looks like your scared to hear the truth

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    Ninja

    March 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    y would he stand wit him, when his wrestling is the best in mma, i didnt say gsp has better stand up than hardy, all i said was hardy’s stand up isnt better than Alves and Penn’s

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    tapoutkingzsup

    March 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    its called strategy, he does what he good at wrestling,ground and pound from his opponents guard…its his beard and butter,and his good at it,of course u go 4 the fighter from the uk,but realistic he will get murdered aginst gsp.stop dreaming for a uk champ it aint happen 4 a long time buddy,and belive me i want gsp to lose that belt and hardy isn’t the to take it from him…got it.

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    UKVeteran

    March 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    yeah so he should wanna stand with him, he’s said hes not scared to

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    UKVeteran

    March 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I despise dan hardy with a passion so no im not just routing for the uk, its the truth

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    UndefeatedOfWest

    March 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I was not impressed by his trash talk. I thought it would really be something for gsp to get mad about, but it isn’t…..

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    Shaft

    March 17, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Puhlease. Dana’s obviously instructing his slave labor to trash talk as nowadays every match has to be a ‘grudge’ match. 2 years ago 99% of the fighters were respectful and simply put on a good fight. Nowadays every dick with a pair of ufc gloves and one win under his belt is calling out the champs and trash talking 3 months before the fight. Dana’s turning it into a 3 ring wwe circus. Pretty fookin lame.

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    Ryanjp

    March 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Well we will just have to wait to find out won’t we. However, I do see GSP winning this fight. But Hardy could be a challenge for him.

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    Krogan

    March 18, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Its interesting that Hardy just proved GSP’s point, he isn’t a martial artist at all since he has no idea what it stands for. Ask any master in any martial art and they will say that it is all about peace and harmony. Marital art is not even about fighting its about self control.

    Hardy you are just a brawler that knows some techniques while GSP is a marital artist.

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    terra2805

    March 18, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Some of you GSP nuthuggers know absolutely nothing about Dan Hardy, his career or where he’s coming from but you still slag him off. Dan Hardy had 22 fights and a five year career fighting in MMA before coming to the UFC, he’s been a student of various martial arts since the age of 6 when he started tae kwon do, an art for which he now holds a black belt aswell as a brown belt in BJJ. He’s also won 13 of his last 14 fights (inc 4 straight in the UFC) and that one loss was a DQ loss. So before you say something stupid like “you are just a brawler that knows some techniques” do some research or at least base your comment on fact. Don’t get me wrong, I know just how dangerous GSP is but unlike most of you GSP….er….fans i also know just how dangerous Dan Hardy is and i genuinely believe that this is a bad match-up for GSP. A lot of people are in for a shock, i can’t believe that people need reminding…..again, that GSP is beatable, roll on the 27th i can not wait………

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    Madnessstill

    March 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Fair enough, it just seems like GSP is part of the trinity(along with silva and penn) that have outgrown their division and therefore every fighter put against them just seems way out of their league. I guess i’d love to be proven wrong though

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    DR3W

    March 18, 2010 at 6:32 am

    scared? haha um i think alves had a couplde of legs kicks which he is the best at in mma and maybe two or three punches. one was a big right hook he took it just fine.GSP connected more and dropped him on his ass if i do recall. and the first penn fight or second? ya he put a thumb in his eye and a uppercut to the tip of his nose other than that it was close. and the second penn fight he won alot of exchanges and was never rocked by him. scared no he just knows what a huge talent and advantage he has of taking people down and beating the shit out of them. theres the truth for ya…

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    DR3W

    March 18, 2010 at 6:35 am

    somebody didnt have there pasta this morning

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    warrior6

    March 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

    EYE AIM NOT EMPRESST BYE YOR FACE MASCLES

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    Accyfist

    March 18, 2010 at 7:39 am

    That article’s written to wind up the GSP fans. No knowledgeable MMA pundit would make out that Hardy’s a nobody as though he’s got no business being there that’s just silly. Hardy’s words alone should easily wind up GSP fans and get some Canadian heads flapping a little. But one has to question the way this information is presented (in any media actually). GSP’s generally such a nice guy that when he does say something conceivably disrespectful, no body notices but not everything he says is nice. I’m a huge GSP fan and support him as a fighter but sometimes I want Hardy to win just to piss off all the idiots that think they know what they’re talking about but are really inauthentic herd animals darting this way and that with the zeitgeist.

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    rickjitsu

    March 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    sissy please! George is going to make an example of this kid just to shut all you Hardy nuthuggers!!Dan Hardy gets knocked the **** out!!!!

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    rickjitsu

    March 18, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    ssaaay whaa?!?!

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    UndefeatedOfWest

    March 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    GSP does do some trash talk. I’m surprise people never notice it either!

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