It looks like Dan Hardy is close to coming out of retirement as a boxing match between former UFC champion Tyron Woodley is being actively discussed for 2022 in the United Kingdom.
According to Ariel Helwani, the targeted match-up is currently under negotiations. As contract talks continue to develop, the two sides are hoping to nail down a date in the Spring of 2022. Nothing has been formally announced but the intention is for the show to take place in the United Kingdom.
Dan Hardy vs. Tyron Woodley Closing In On Negotiations
Dan Hardy has not competed in combat sports since 2012. “The Outlaw” left the UFC with a 2-fight winning streak intact. Hardy, a former title challenger is widely known for his sharp fight analysis. When Hardy was tasked with a title shot against Georges St-Pierre in 2010, the welterweight lost the bout by unanimous decision. Following Tyron Woodley’s departure from the UFC, the former UFC welterweight champion tried his hand at boxing. The former champion was paired in a marquee Showtime boxing match with Youtube star-turned-boxer, Jake Paul.
The fight went all eight rounds. Tyron Woodley nearly realized victory after noticeably rocking the former Disney star. In the end, Jake Paul would walk away with a razor-close split-decision victory. Speaking on Submission Radio, Dan Hardy revealed that he has already signed a contract on his end.
“My contract is signed,” he said in an interview with Submission Radio. “And I know that he’s got a contract sitting in front of him, and the deadline is approaching, and he doesn’t want to sign it. And I don’t know why. I don’t know what the deal is because terms have been agreed, money’s been agreed, date’s been agreed, rules and conditions, weight class, everything’s been agreed! But he hasn’t yet signed the contract. So you tell me. Tyron Woodley, why have you not signed it, Frozen One?” Dan Hardy said.
According to Hardy, most of the pertinent details regarding the negotiation have already taken place. “The Outlaw” appears to be slightly frustrated that “The Chosen One” has yet to finalize the bout agreement for the UK in 2022.
With Tyron Woodley seemingly holding out for a Jake Paul rematch, many were surprised to see him potentially lining a fight up with Dan Hardy. Despite getting the ‘I love Jake Paul’ tattoo per a bet request, it looks like Jake Paul has moved on with a Tommy Fury fight on Dec. 18. Even though Woodley’s rematch with Paul failed to materialize, he appears to still be a hot commodity in the combat sports world.
Who do you favor in a potential boxing match between Woodley and Hardy?