Hardy (7-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) was knocked out in just 67 seconds
at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas on Saturday when, after hurting Tuivasa (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), he charged in with little sense of protection and received caught with a counter-shot that put his lights out.
The controversial former NFL standout has now misplaced three of his previous 5, together with back-to-back fights by strikes. He clearly wasn’t proud of himself after the battle, however promised to return to successful type and push ahead (through Instagram):
Discuss n shit all 2021. It’s mevsme I’ve to cease making rookie errors. There’s not F N excuse for that Ish however my actual ones know you possibly can’t kill the kraken and also you for rattling positive can’t kill the prince. So convey it. I’ll be again. Thanks to the @ufc and good shit by @bambamtuivasa all respect and nice win.
Will Hardy’s try to rebound come underneath the UFC banner, although? It doesn’t look like a assure.
UFC president Dana White mentioned after UFC 264 the loss was a essential one in Hardy’s profession, and the place he suits into the heavyweight image is one thing he’ll should assess.
“Tonight was a giant evening for him – tonight was a very huge evening,” White instructed reporters on the UFC 264 post-fight information convention. “Tai Tuivasa would’ve been an actual win for him, so I don’t know what this implies for him tonight.”