Midnight Mania! Hardy Blacklisted From UFC 286 Despite Cornerman Role

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Midnight Mania! Hardy Blacklisted From UFC 286 Despite Cornerman Role

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Former UFC title challenger and color commentator Dan Hardy is no longer on the UFC’s good side. “The Outlaw” was fired from his commentary position in 2021 over an alleged argument with a fellow employee, but no details have really been established further. Since then, the feud between Hardy and White has slowly been building, as Hardy has been vocally critical of many recent promotional decisions like the entire Power Slap venture.

It’s gotten pretty ugly.

Unfortunately for White and co., Hardy remains a relevant face in the MMA world. He works as an analyst covering the sport, and his wife Veronica has six UFC fights under her belt. She most recently competed last weekend at UFC 286 with her husband in her corner, defeating Juliana Miller via unanimous decision, but some additional restrictions were applied to keep “The Outlaw” contained. Speaking with Petesy Carroll, Hardy revealed that he was banned from all the fight week activities, and he compared his own situation with the comparative lack of consequence Colby Covington is facing after his attack on UFC employee Jon Anik.

“I think the reason [Covington will] get away with it of course is ‘cause Anik is another public figure,” Hardy explained (via MMA News). “You know, like we had the bit of a back and forth between Gaethje and Bisping. And I think as long as both people in the organization are public facing figures, I don’t think it’s that much of a problem in Dana’s eyes.

But I mean, I had a very, very minor disagreement with a member of staff and I was banned from all fight week activities last week. So you know, it’s a case-by-case basis … I went to the official weigh-ins, that was the only thing I went to. But everything else I was banned from. And it’s silliness. It’s a massive, massive double standards. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from that organization these days.”


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