This week I’ve been playing a lot of Injustice: Gods Among Us (with the fight stick, of course) and I realized that at the heart of every comic book superhero argument, we must always be reminded that Batman has no super powers. He isn’t a mutant. Batman doesn’t originate from some distant planet. The guy was born in Gotham City to a family of aristocrats. Bruce Wayne is an angry dude with an unlimited supply of weapons. He’s like the comic book version of the guy in Grand Theft Auto 3. Let’s all come to a common understanding that if Batman was on a one-on-one battle with even the mildest superhero, he would lose — miserably. Batman is a cop with a cape. That’s it.
I feel like that paragraph ended on a bad note. Didn’t mean for it to be like that. Here, I’ll make it up with this depressing statement from Dana White (via ESPN UK) that Dan Hardy is in denial about his newly-discovered heart condition.
“Lorenzo [Fertitta, UFC CEO] and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country and he didn’t want to go,” White said.
“He’s in serious denial right now or just afraid to hear from somebody that that’s the truth or that’s what’s going on.”
White then paraphrased a chat he had with Hardy, in which The Outlaw reportedly said: “I’m going through a lot of stuff personally right now, I’m getting married. I have a lot of family coming into town and just dealing with this whole thing at the same time is driving me crazy. I just want to put this on the back burner until I get my family stuff taken care of.”
Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome is the scientific name for the condition Dan Hardy has and it affects between 0.1% – 0.3% of the population. Marilyn Manson, Meat Loaf and LaMarcus Aldridge are some of the feel notables that have been inflicted with the disease. Don’t mistake me for some sort of medicine genius — half of that stuff is just from Wikipedia. God bless technology.