Dan Hardy has not fought since 2012 but that may change.
He was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and had to step away from the sport. But, in 2018 he said he was medically cleared to fight again but nothing came of it. Now, Dan Hardy has re-entered the USDA drug testing pool which means he could fight again soon.
“Right now what I’m going to do is get back in the USADA testing pool,” Dan Hardy said on the Joe Rogan Experience. “I have to be in the pool for four months. Once I’m in the pool for four months, then I have the option to fight if I choose to.”
Of course, as the Englishman mentions, you need to be in the USDA pool for four months before you are eligible to return. So, if he has already entered he will be able to return by the end of the year if he so chooses.
But, something that Dan Hardy is still trying to figure out is what to do for his whereabouts. He mentions how he is always traveling for his work and doesn’t know where he will be. So, he doesn’t know what addresses to put.
“The problem is that I’m on the road all the time,” Dan Hardy said. “The conversation I’ve had with Jeff Novitsky is, I don’t know exactly how it works. But, as far as I know, you have to give (USADA) three addresses. These are the places you’re most likely to be at. And if you’re not at any of those places, you have to let them know where you are. I’m always in a different place.”
If he does return, Dan Hardy will look to extend his winning streak from two to three. During his time in the UFC, the Englishman had notable wins over the likes of Duane Ludwig and Mike Swick. He also fought for the title at UFC 111.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime