All About Dan Hardy
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Titles & Awards:
- UFC welterweight #1 contender.
- Cage Warriors welterweight and light-welterweight champion.
Dan Hardy (born May 17, 1982) is an English professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Hardy began training in Taekwondo, since he was six years old. He moved on when Taekwondo went down the Olympic route. He wanted real fights, so he took Muay Thai as well. Hardy only became interested in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) after spending two months in China training with the Shaolin monks in 2002. He then came back to England and competed in amateur MMA tournaments until his professional debut in 2004.
Hardy is a member of Team Rough House in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, alongside Paul Daley, Andre Winner, and Dean Amasinger. Hardy has also spent time training at Xtreme Couture, Leicester Shootfighters, and the Wildcard Boxing Gym. He also received a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu from Eddie Bravo. He currently competes for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the welterweight division.