Dan Hardy has talked about making a return to fighting and he is closing in on a return fight.
According to the former UFC fighter, Hardy has been in talks with several promotions but he has been intrigued by ONE Championship.
“A comment was made the other day by John Wayne Parr saying he’d be keen to fight me if I was to step into the ONE circle,” Hardy told MMA Junkie. “That is the fight that makes sense. I’ve got a lot of respect for John Wayne Parr. He’s a dangerous muay Thai fighter who, I’m stepping into his rule set, but with my gloves. So I think we’ll have a lot of fun, and it’s an ideal first fight back for me because I can focus on the striking arts, then maybe move on to a different rule set after – maybe MMA or kickboxing.”
Hardy and John Wayne Parr have agreed to fight one another in a caged muay Thai fight, and are now working out final details with ONE.
“It’s agreed between John and I, but we need to come to an agreement with ONE Championship,” Hardy said. “There are a couple of options on the table elsewhere, but that’s the one I’m most interested in right now.”
Dan Hardy has not fought since September of 2012 when he defeated Amir Sadollah by decision. He ended his career on a two-fight winning streak as he was forced due to retire due to health reasons. He has since been cleared to compete and recently got his UFC release.
In his career, Hardy has fought the likes of Georges St-Pierre for the title, Carlos Condit, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Duane Ludwig, and Mike Swick among others. Wayne Parr, meanwhile, is a veteran of combat sports and is coming off a TKO loss to Nieky Holzken.