No "Outlaw" for you!
After Matt Riddle defeated Chris Clements in the third round of their welterweight showdown this past weekend (July 21 2012) at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta Canada, "Deep Waters" called out British banger Dan Hardy for his next fight.
Though he stated he has no beef with "The Outlaw," Riddle rambled that he simply wanted to up his name recognition by defeating someone as popular as Hardy. That and he would like to exact some sort of revenge on "disrespectful, butter-toothed" British fans by defeating one of their local heroes.
Unfortunately for Riddle, Hardy doesn't share the same enthusiasm as his fellow colleague.
Posting on his official Twitter account, the former number one 170-pound contender doesn't see any gain for him should he ever face Riddle.
Check it out:
Why the hell would I fight Riddle? There is no value in it for me and I'd be forced to look at him more than I have to now.
Sorry Matt, but apparently taking a fight against you is a lose-lose situation for Hardy.
What's more, "The Outlaw" currently has his hands full as he is scheduled to face former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Amir Sadollah on Sept. 29, 2012, at UFC on FUEL TV 5 in Nottingham, England. Hardy recently put a halt to a four-fight skid by knocking out Duane Ludwig back at UFC 146 this past Memorial Day weekend, and in the process, kept his job with the promotion.
Now that Hardy isn't a likely option, who would you like the UFC matchmakers to match up Riddle with?
Any and all suggestions welcome from those who think he can make some waves in the "deep" pool of 170-pound talent.