Longtime UFC analyst and commentator Dan Hardy has reportedly been let go by the UFC and BT Activity.
Which is the phrase coming from the ever-trustworthy Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, whose newest publication says the previous UFC welterweight contender turned mic jockey was included in some sort of altercation with a female personnel on Battle Island. Obviously which is really imprecise so we wanted to include the correct wording from Meltzer so as not to misrepresent any one.
“Dan Hardy, 38, was fired by both equally the UFC and BT Sports activities as an announcer about an concern in Abu Dhabi where by he received into an argument with a woman personnel,” Meltzer wrote.
Hardy was noticeably absent on BT Sports in the direct up to UFC 259 and hasn’t been noticed on his ‘Inside the Octagon’ clearly show for the earlier month. He’s also been substantially a lot more active recently on his very own YouTube channel, Entire Reptile. There was also this rather cryptic tidbit in an interview with Submission Radio a several times in the past relating to his tries to protected a battle:
“I’m making an attempt to get in get hold of with the UFC and it’s proving really difficult at the instant,” Hardy stated. “So, social media is the very best way of heading about it.”
On the morning of UFC 259, Hardy set this information up on Twitter, which might have to do with the tale relating to his firing.
“There is nothing more insulting, than to have your integrity questioned by anyone with questionable integrity,” Hardy wrote.
Hardy has been a aspect of the commentary group and BT Athletics community for many years and taken care of participate in by enjoy obligations for a lot of of the promotion’s European cards. In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic he was a normal on Fight Island. Again in July of 2020 he bought into some sizzling water with the advertising just after he screamed at referee Herb Dean to halt a struggle among Francisco Trinaldo and Jai Herbert that observed Trinaldo raining down blows on a finished Herbert.
When UFC president Dana White has under no circumstances been worried to talk about bad reffing and judging with the push, he designed it clear that UFC personnel have been not to interact with or attempt to influence officials in the course of fights.
“I want to make this very crystal clear: If you get the job done for me, and you tactic a choose or a referee or any type of official, I will hearth you,” he stated.
Whilst at this issue it’s unclear whether the incident involved a UFC worker or fee formal, it was enough for the advertising to let him go. Extra facts on this as they appear in.