Dan Hardy is one of the most well-liked fighters in MMA thanks to his willingness to stand and trade with anybody.
However, Hardy is on another level when it comes to England.
This Saturday night, “The Outlaw” will face Amir Sadollah in the co-main event of UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic from Nottingham, England.
Hardy, who lost four straight but saved his UFC career with a victory over Duane Ludwig, will make one big change for this fight.
After resting the train last time, I’m walking out to ‘England Belongs To Me’ by Cock Sparrer again. I’ve gone back to the original recording from the 1970s, not the 2010 one they did with me on backing vocals. I lost four times in the UFC after walking out to that version, which obviously is karma for my poor signing.
In more important matters, Hardy plans to seek a knockout vs. Sadollah, as a way to repay all his loyal fans who will be in attendance.
There is pressure on me to win and score a KO because I’ll have hundreds of people in the arena on Saturday night I’ve known for years.
Hardy is 24-10 in his career overall.
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