#4 Dan Hardy
The Good Ol' Days: Dan Hardy was a former English mixed martial artist who fought in the welterweight division for the UFC. He is also known to have competed for various other promotions such as Cage Force and Cage Warriors before signing a contract with the UFC in 2008. He was a student of Taekwondo and started fighting at the mere age of 7. He also learned other martial art disciplines such as Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Wushu, for which he traveled to China to train with Shaolin monks for several months.
Let's Get Down To Business: Dan Hardy is currently an MMA analyst and commentator. He served as a commentator for UFC's Fight Pass events and works as an analyst for FOX Sports. In August 2017, Hardy joined Sky Sports as an analyst for the biggest fighting event in combat sports history, Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor. He is also known for calling fights and providing analysis for Fox Sports for fights such as Alexander Gustafsson vs Glover Teixeira, Stephen Thompson vs Darren Till, and Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura.
During his work for Sky Sports, covering the Mayweather-McGregor bout, Hardy joined former Boxing World Champions, Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson in the studio and commentary booth. In an interview before the big fight, this is what the head of Boxing for Sky Sports, had to say about Dan Hardy:
“It’s great to add someone with Dan’s knowledge of MMA to our coverage. McGregor’s legendary status in UFC and the intricacies of the sport itself are two incredibly important stories to tell - I’m sure Dan will do that brilliantly.”
Here is an in-depth analysis for FOX, by the man himself