Hardy Could Talk UFC 111 Into Must-See Territory

December 29, 2009

Dan Hardy fired this salvo in the direction of Georges St-Pierre earlier this week at a press conference promoting the event, and expect the frequency of these to only increase as we approach March 27th:

(Video courtesy of MMA Fanhouse)

Payout Perspective:

There are three things that will draw people to a title fight:

1.) The promise of a very good bout.
2.) The promise that a dominant champion will yet again display his tremendous skill.
3.) The promise that the antagonist, if you will, is going to meet his demise.

This fight depends on the latter two.

Most people look at Dan Hardy as Georges St-Pierre’s weakest competition to date – aside from, perhaps, the first time that he fought Matt Serra – but that doesn’t mean this fight won’t draw.

Hardy poses a thread on his feet; he’s got a puncher’s chance, especially considering it’s be done with St-Pierre before. Moreover, if he continues to talk as much as he has lately, he’ll also draw the ire of many fans simply looking to see him “get what he deserves.”

Then factor in the rumored addition of an interim heavyweight title bout between Shane Carwin and the UFC’s best trash-talker, Frank Mir, and UFC 111 could very well enter the must-see, big PPV territory for even the most casual fan.

3 Responses to “Hardy Could Talk UFC 111 Into Must-See Territory”

  1. Rick on December 29th, 2009 11:12 AM

    Hardy is no pushover, it’s a shame this fight is not in UK, UFC messed up here

  2. Brain Smasher on December 29th, 2009 1:16 PM

    Hardy skill waise is the worst fighter GSP has fought but he has a style that will be very dangerous for GSP. Georges has fought mostly slow fighters his entire career. Especially when it comes to strikes. The only ones who could get to him were the much quicker Serra and Penn who were really smaller fighters. Unlike guys like Alves who technically is very good but i is not an active striker. He throws very few punches which makes it hard for him to control distance and allows GSP to get inside at will for Takedowns. Hardy is jot a strong guy but has decent speed and pretty good reflexes to get his punches off quickly. The best word to describe him is scrappy. If Hardy moves well on the feet and circles, actively throws straight punches. He will give GSP fits.

  3. shawn on December 30th, 2009 2:46 AM

    Yah right gsp gnp 2nd tko war gsp dan hardy lmao

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