By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
With three straight losses inside the UFC Octagon on his conscience, Dan Hardy knows it could be do or die when he steps into the cage with Chris Lytle at UFC on Versus 5 August 14th.
Hardy is a favorite of UFC President Dana White but that might not be enough to keep him around if he is to lose his fourth straight next month, which is why Hardy has changed up his training regimen and has a new approach to the game as he tells ESPN's UFC Podcast:
“In the last two fights, I haven't done my skill set any justice. I've been really disappointed with my performance in the gym and inside the Octagon. Since the Georges St-Pierre fight I've been experimenting with weight-cutting. The Anthony Johnson fight, I didn't want to be an undersized opponent. I gained a lot of weight ever since the GSP fight, doing things like power-training, and a lot of it has been detrimental to me. The extra weight has slowed me down so I've cut that down. I started training camp at 190lbs this time, and I've been staying between 185 and 190, and I feel awesome. I'm landing three or four times as many punches per round in sparring, I feel like I can go forever – I feel like the Duracell bunny!”
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