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Dan Hardy "has wolf heart"

Dan Hardy
March 22nd 2013

Last week we had ‘wolf tickets’ from Nick Diaz and today Dan Hardy has given the MMA community another new wolf-flavored term.

Hardy has announced that he is unable to fight Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 on April 20 because of the California State Athletic Commission has refused him a license to fight.

Their reason? They have discovered Hardy to have ‘Wolf Heart- or, to give it its proper name, Wolf-Parkinson-White Heart Disease.

“Sorry guys, I couldn't be more disappointed. Turns out I have a wolf heart and the California commission won't clear me to fight,” Hardy posted via his Twitter account.

Brown replied directly, wishing Hardy well and expressing disappointment that the fight could not take place.

Where this leaves Hardy’s career is unclear but he was recently talking of being jaded with mixed martial arts and impending retirement from the sport, so this may push him in that direction quicker than he was originally planning.

Wolf-Parkinson-White Heart Disease affects the rhythm of the heart, causing early contraction and abnormal beating. The condition is generally non-life-threatening, effectively treated and often presents with no symptoms.

Several complications can arise from an abnormal heart rhythm and conduction system, especially if other heart conditions are present in the individual. Cardiac arrest and sudden death are possible as well as heart failure, in which the heart has problems in pumping blood to the rest of the body.

Treatment is generally not required in individuals with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. However, treatment options do exist including medications and surgical procedures. Medications include antiarrhythmics to control tachycardia, but they are not always effective.


  • Colin Brookes

    Posted at 16:56 on March 22nd 2013

    This is a shame. Always loved watching Dan Hardy fight, and no matter what people thought he's such a character both outside the ring and in. War Outlaw

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  • JoAnn Printz

    Posted at 21:10 on March 22nd 2013

    Very sad to hear this. I loved watching Hardy fight. For some reason I always pulled for him. He seems like a great person as well as fighter. He always seems to be in a great mood. I'm holding out hope that Dan can still fight. It won't be the same without him.

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  • Robert carlin

    Posted at 09:38 on March 23rd 2013

    I really hope something can be done to allow Dan to continue to fight! It would be awful of he couldn't fight again.

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  • 1stExposurePhotographyNeil

    Posted at 12:35 on March 25th 2013

    This is something i never wanted to hear. Hardy being my favorite fighter in MMA, he has raised the profile for UK fighters, remain humble in defeat (GSP), Showed immense heart and a never die attitude (GSP) as well as being able to connect with the fans and fighters alike. I personally think he will keep going, especially with the options to treat it available. Come on Dan lets get this ball rolling!

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