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UFC News: Dan Hardy Interested in ‘Fun’ Fight with ‘Hilarious’ Diego Sanchez

UFC News: Dan Hardy Interested in ‘Fun’ Fight with ‘Hilarious’ Diego Sanchez
By John Heinis on November 28, 2012

If Diego Sanchez decides to continue to try his luck in the UFC’s welterweight division, Dan Hardy would be more than happy to oblige him in an entertaining Octagon scrap (via ESPN).

“Diego Sanchez would be great. That guy’s hilarious, I can’t take him seriously,” he said. “I think a fight with him would be a lot of fun, why not?!”

Sanchez has already indicated that he will return to the lightweight division, possibly in March to slug it out with former PRIDE star Takanori Gomi. Nevertheless, “The Outlaw” thinks a bout with Sanchez makes a lot more sense than some other names being thrown around.

“(Jake) Ellenberger's closer to a title shot than fighting me at the moment. I'm trying to be realistic about where I am, and I need to win one or two fights before I'm back in his pool.”

Hardy lost a lop-sided decision to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 111 in March 2010. It looked like the Brit would be cut following three more losses, but he wasn’t, and has since bounced back with impressive wins over Duane Ludwig and Amir Sadollah.

The former title challenger, who last fought in September against Sadollah, also stated that he doesn’t want to fight again until “the end of March, beginning of April.”

Sanchez is currently on a 2-2 run at welterweight, defeating Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann, while losing to John Hathaway and Jake Ellenberger.

Is Sanchez vs. Hardy a fight that fans would pay to see?

John Heinis

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