Dan Hardy Responds To Bellator’s Threats Of Legal Action

January’s Bellator 170 main event erupted into a mass of controversy after accusations of former UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen’s bout being fixed.

Bellator President Scott Coker eventually stepped in and claimed he would take legal action against UFC commentator Dan Hardy for his remarks on the event.

“The Outlaw” Hardy tweeted about the event, claiming it was fixed. Though he eventually deleted the tweet and further explained his message on “The MMA Hour.”

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Hardy shrugged off Coker’s legal actions with the remark,

“There’s been nothing. I made my stance clear. I put out a very flippant tweet. Sometimes I forget I’m a UFC analyst, and I think I’m just an MMA fan, and my first gut instinct is just to put out something stupid and kind of funny to get a reaction. I was disappointed in Chael’s performance. That was the bottom line. And I went on Ariel (Helwani)’s show, I went on a few others and discussed it, and made my point clear.”

Following up on the subject, Hardy explained:

“I think Bellator (officials) know that I wasn’t attacking them directly. I don’t think they had any kind of involvement. Personally the onus falls on Chael because he just didn’t show up to fight, in my opinion.”

While Hardy has been shrugging off these potential legal troubles, “The Outlaw” has been trying to get his paperwork together so he can compete within the UFC again.

Most recently, the fighter potentially received the go-ahead from a top cardiologist, giving the fighter another shot at stepping into the octagon.