Dan Hardy has tried his best to take his recent medical news in stride.

“The Outlaw” was diagnosd with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which affects his heart. The condition forced him out of a planned fight earlier this year, and currently is keeping him out of the Octagon.

Hardy, though, appeared on an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience recently and confirmed plans to continue testing to see what steps he can take.

I’m going to go back and get some more tests done. [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] has a special cardiologist that he wants me to go and see, so I’m going to get that done and just kind of see what my options are. I don’t see the point in having the surgery done if I have to have it done to carry on fighting. It just seems pointless to me.

Hardy is just 30 years old and has won his last two fights after a four-fight losing skid nearly cost him a spot in the UFC. Back in 2010, he challenged Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title.

Does it seem like a smart move for Hardy to get back into the Octagon? I for one hope he can, as long as it is safe for him to compete.