Guess who landed in town yesterday night to come train with me?for sure he’ll bring the much needed intensity to get prepared…Dan Hardy!!!
According to his official twitter account, the current UFC welterweight Champion has brought in a secret weapon for his training camp to prepare for his title defense against challenger Carlos Condit. Who is the secret weapon you ask? Is it a BJJ expert from Brazil? A Muay Thai Expert from Thailand? A sports therapist from the New York Yankees? WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! He brought in the one and only Dan Hardy of course. Dan Hardy has joined GSP as he prepares for Carlos Condit. THis move to bring in Hardy makes a lot of sense…Dan Hardy pushed the champ to the limits in their title fight, Hardy has lost 4 straight, was knocked out by GSP’s opponent Condit, has mediocre wrestling skills…WAIT….WAIT…those are actually not good reasons for having brought Dan Hardy in.
On a more serous note, Hardy provides a similar body, reach, striking style and look of Carlos Condit. Hardy has also competed against Condit and may be able to provide some insight from that perspective as well. Dan Hardy was once a title contender and I’m sure that as mentioned previously, Hardy will provide a good body to have around for sparring and training leading up to the GSP vs Condit title fight at UFC 137. Part of being a successful champion is bringing in fresh faces and trying new things to adapt and adjust your training to tailor towards a specific opponent.