Former UFC fighter and color commentator, Dan Hardy, is looking to return to action under different circumstances.
Hardy recently took to his Twitter account to respond to a post by ONE Championship. “The Outlaw” let it be known that he’s got his eyes on a Muay Thai fight. He quickly found himself a willing dance partner in decorated martial artist John Wayne Parr.
“Dan Hardy is one of the good guys of the sport and looking for a dance partner in a caged Muay Thai match. Since we are both older it makes perfect sense that I welcomed him to CMT style match. If Mr. Chatri Sityodtong agrees to do it on ONE Championship I’m definitely down for it.”
Hardy responded favorably and said it would be an honor to share the cage with Wayne Parr.
“Sounds like a good time to me! As I said, the opponent has to be someone worth it for me, and a legend of martial arts like John Wayne Parr would be perfect. Respectfully, let’s take this into the cage.”
Hardy hasn’t competed in a combat sports bout since September 2012. He had been sidelined due to Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome. He made the transition as a color commentator and analyst for the UFC. Following a disagreement, Hardy was released from his contract as an analyst and eventually as a fighter.
Wayne Parr was last seen in action back in April. He suffered a second-round TKO loss to Nieky Holzken at ONE on TNT 3.