Last year Dan Hardy told us he had an Xbox problem. So do we. That’s probably the only thing we have in common with the guy. He has a hot girlfriend, I don’t. He’s a serious welterweight contender in UFC — and I have a buy one get one free coupon at Chipotle which makes me a serious contender for two burritos at lunch today. I can gorge myself on a superfluous diet of Mexican food for the rest of the day because I don’t have to worry about having every bone on the right side of my face smashed by Dan Hardy. In life, that’s not my primary concern. However for Dan Hardy, he seems worried that Anthony Johnson will be unable to drop 65 lbs before their March 26th bout at UFC Fight Night Seattle.
“I saw him a few months ago, he was about 235 lbs. Even if it was nine months ago, to lose 65 lbs is a push. It’s going to be tough on his body. He struggles to make weight anyway when he’s fighting regularly, so coming down from that weight — I don’t know. I’m a little concerned because I don’t want a percentage of his purse, I want the win bonus.”
Dan Hardy also told me about his hyperbaric treatment in which he gets in a pressurized iron tank in order to force his body to recover. My mind was blown at first, but Hardy reassured me that it’s a common practice amongst high-level athletes — which made me realize that my mind is blown way too often. I should go to a doctor for that.