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Dan Hardy Comments On Dana White-Nate Diaz, UFC Release, More

Former UFC title contender Dan Hardy was a recent guest on Submission Radio where he discussed a number of subjects including Nate Diaz.

Former UFC title contender Dan Hardy was a recent guest on Submission Radio.

Hardy, never one to shy away from expressing his feelings, talked about a number of subjects. Those included the “unnecessary disrespect” of Nate Diaz by Dana White, his release and more.

Hardy is expected to meet Diego Sanchez in November.

“This is the whole reason why there’s a class-action lawsuit against the UFC. People don’t have any freedom, they don’t have any control over their career,” Hardy said. “Think about this, every single fighter on the UFC roster and everybody that’s considering signing with the UFC, they need to really contemplate this, if Nate Diaz can be disrespected to the media by the promoter the way that he has been, they don’t care about anybody. That’s the sad reality of it.

“Like, if Nate wants his release, he should get his release. He’s had enough stitches, he’s made enough money for the organization. Let him go. And if that means him going and making a bunch of money or fighting Jake Paul, then so be it, even better. If the UFC have not got their hands in his pockets, I just… I don’t know.

“Like, when I woke up the other day and I saw the thing about him winning one fight in five years and maybe the best person to fight is Jake Paul, it’s just unnecessary disrespect. It’s one thing when you get fighters disrespect one another, because that’s kind of a part of the business, but when the promoter starts shitting on people like that, and someone like Nate Diaz, who’s a cult icon, like, it just looks bad.

“I don’t think it’s good for anybody. And I think Nate deserves a lot of respect for who he is, and the character and the fun that he brings to the sport. I mean, I didn’t think for a second that he was gonna beat Masvidal, but that fight week was bouncing. It was great to be a there. It was a different thing. It always is when a Nate Diaz fight’s happening. He’s one of the superheroes of the sport, and he deserves respect and he also deserves a pocket full of cash. Same as most of these guys do.”

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