Dan Hardy Slams Tyron Woodley For ‘Embarrassing’ Jake Paul Fight

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Dan Hardy has slammed former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for his embarrassing performance against Jake Paul in their boxing match last month.

Hardy, who was released by the UFC earlier this year, has been eyeing a return to fighting. He hasn’t competed since 2012 due to a heart condition known as the Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, although he was cleared to fight in 2018. ‘The Outlaw’ has been linked to a Muay Thai fight against John Wayne Parr in ONE Championship, but he’s keeping his options open.

Boxing Options

Speaking to Submission Radio (as transcribed by LowKickMMA), Hardy said he’s interested in potential boxing showdowns with Tito Ortiz and Woodley.

“There’s also a couple of boxing options as well, but until the right opponent’s offered that really kind of tantalises me, then I’ll wait,” Hardy said. “Maybe if Tito beats Anderson Silva this weekend I’ll fight Tito. I’d fight Tyron Woodley if he fancied it as well. He looked like a sack of s*** the other week. That was very embarrassing.”

Woodley’s Performance Against Paul

Woodley lost by split-decision against Paul in his lacklustre professional boxing debut, although he thought he did enough to win. Hardy however, believes that Woodley wasted his opportunity against the YouTuber turned boxer.

“The reason I’m annoyed about it, is that he validated exactly what I thought was gonna happen, and I expected more from him,” Hardy said. “Like dude, you’re nearly 40, your rap game’s not going anywhere, your MMA career’s done, you’ve got a guy in front of you that’s been trashing your mom, that’s been talking a whole heap of nonsense for how many months? And you’ve got eight rounds to punch him in the face and you’re already half punching him through the ropes, and then you don’t put your foot on the gas because you’re afraid of being vulnerable? That just looks weak to me. It looks weak and it wastes people’s money. And I love all these weird and wonderful fights, but that’s when it runs out of steam. Like, that’s when the fire burns out, is when people tune in and they see that s***show and they go, ‘Oh, I won’t get it next time, because I’ll expect the same thing’.”

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