Hardy Hopes To End Losing Streak At UFC 146
Posted on 26 Mar 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Dan Hardy (23-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC) recently spoke about his fight at UFC 146, here are the highlights…
On Fighting On The Prelims: "There is a little less attention on me, so I can focus a little better. It was kind of a real quick rise up to the main card, but I'm the warm-up act on this one."
On Avoiding Interviews to Train: "I've had to start saying no because I could do 10 interviews a day and still not interview with everybody, and it's always the same question," Hardy said. "It's, 'How are you feeling coming off four losses?'"
On Working With The Sin City Cartel.: "With the cartels, they come together to agree on profits to try to keep the market where it is," Hardy said. "We're doing the same with the level of competition in the UFC. That's the plan. We're going to raise the competition so everybody has got to raise to what we're doing. Now, I've got a new team of guys around me that have really structured my whole camp," he said. "Robert Drysdale and Ricky Lundell are working on my grappling, which are two of the best guys in the world. I couldn't pick any two guys that would be better for me, so my grappling has definitely come along – definitely my takedown defense, as well. My striking, as well. I think people are going to see a lot of difference in that – a lot more dynamic, better footwork, better head movement. I'm planning on getting hit a lot less and getting taken down a lot less."
On Fighting Ludwig: "It's going to be a good fight," Hardy said. "I'm looking forward to it. I've been a fan of his for a while. He's been in there with some of the best in the sport at 155 and 170. He's fought at a good level in kickboxing and muay Thai, as well as fought Ramon Dekkers, who is my all-time favorite muay Thai fighter, and that was a great fight. I know he's a tough guy. I know he's conditioned, and he works hard. He's training at altitude, so I know he's going to come in, in great shape, and he wants a win."