Elon Musk: Dan Hardy jokes about him buying UFC

Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy has joked about the possibility of billionaire Elon Musk buying the promotion after his recent Twitter deal.

For those who don’t know, Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy Twitter was accepted by the board earlier this week. If it officially goes through, the 50-year-old will add the social media platform to the growing list of companies he’s associated with including SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company.

Dan Hardy, meanwhile, is a former UFC fighter and commentator who left in search of pastures new last year. The decision was one that many questioned with Hardy himself searching for answers regarding the move and why exactly it happened.

Now, on the heels of this news about Musk, Hardy has joked that the entrepreneur should look towards investing in mixed martial arts.

While it may be a comment that was made in an amusing way, it definitely seems like there’s still some lingering tension between Hardy and his former employers – indicating that a return won’t be on the cards anytime soon.

Given what he’s currently doing, though, ‘The Outlaw’ probably isn’t even that interested in heading back.

The next step for Dan Hardy

The former welterweight title contender has been going in search of different opportunities outside the UFC ever since his tenure there came to an end. After playing around with the idea of fighting in multiple disciplines, he’s finally landed on an exhibition boxing match against Diego Sanchez.

The contest will take place over eight rounds and it’ll go down in Manchester, England on July 2. The card will be headlined by the return of the great Ricky Hatton who will be making his final appearance inside the squared circle, 10 years after his last fight in the very same arena.

A lot of fans may not feel like Hardy has a lot to prove but the 39-year-old is heading into this challenge with the right mindset. He wants to show that even after all this time, he’s still a dangerous man for anyone to contend with.

If he finishes Sanchez, who knows where he’ll go from there.

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