If I was going to create a B movie rendition of the story of wolverine and cast it with MMA fighters, there’s only two guys I’d even consider hiring for the lead role of Wolverine. Andre Arlovski and Dan Hardy. As fate might have it, looks like my first choice Arlovski is going to be unavailable for the next few months thanks a to a bit of a broken jaw issue he obtained via Anthony Johnson’s fists at WSOF2 this weekend. Ouch.This means I would have to cast Dan Hardy for the part in this bad special effects and cheesy acting skills infused hypothetical movie. From the sound of recent revelations, Hardy may be more of a natural then I originally expected.
According to some little facts pointed out by Steph Daniels aka Crooklyn over at Bloody Elbow, Hardy seems to have been unknowingly surrounded by omens about his wolf status for a very long time. Steph pointed out a few of them including his discovery of the wolf as his spirirt animal during his Amazon Ayuhuasca retreat, the fact that his nickname ‘Out law’ is actually related to a latin term meaning ‘Wolf’s head’ and now he has been diagnosed with a condition informally known as ‘wolf heart’.
This is where we pause and imagine the sound of the crying and squealing double rainbow ‘what does it mean?!?’ guy for dramatic effect…
Could it be destiny? Right now, it’s hard to tell but this wolf heart condition is really messing with the destiny Dan Hardy has been working at for so many years-professional fighting. this new diagnosis (in the state of California) does not allow Hardy to professionally compete in the state for his own personal safety. Hardy is now waiting to see what the UFC’s take will be on his future with the organization.
“What it comes down to, though, is what the UFC is going to have to say on it. I certainly don’t know where the UFC stands on using me to fight in other states, because obviously now, this will be on my medical record. I’ve got a wolf heart, and now everybody knows it.”
“Then you have to wonder if the UFC can use me on shows in Europe or Australia, or things like that. Those are also options to consider. I just know that, at this point, I’m not going to have the surgery, because I don’t think I really need it. If, at any point, I start to feel like it might be necessary, I’ll start considering it. As of right now, I’m good, and I don’t want anybody messing with me.”
For the time being Hardy has started to embrace this new wolf status-he’s even changed his Twitter name to ‘Wolfheart’. If Dan Hardy’s list of favorite movies suddenly includes The Grey, Dances with Wolves and Teen Wolf and he has a #TeamJacob bumper sticker on his car then we know for sure that this wolf stuff is his destiny. [Source]