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 was a welterweight contender in the UFC — and I have a buy one get one free coupon at Chipotle which makes me a serious contender for two burritos at lunch tomorrow. I can gorge myself on a superfluous diet of Mexican food for the rest of the week 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 about the small stuff. You know, like everything suddenly pissing him off.
Check out what Dan Hardy told Ben Fowlkes of MMAFighting about how life sucks when you’ve been handed four losses in a row.
“With a career like this, you’re so invested in it that it affects everything,” he says. “It causes issues with your personal relationships. I get down on myself and then I’m short-tempered, I’m angry most of the time. That’s the hardest thing, is how it affects the people close to me. It affects everything. Like, my car breaks down, and it’s just another thing on top of the pile of [expletive], another thing that’s gone wrong. If my car had broken down after I fought Mike Swick, I could have laughed about it. But now, it’s just another thing, like it’s all just piling up.”
In 2010, 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. [Source]