Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender, Dan Hardy, was booted from mixed martial arts (MMA) back in 2013 after battling a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, also known as "Wolf Heart."
But according to "The Outlaw," he's right as rain.
In fact, the 32-year-old slugger wants to bag-and-tag another two fights before calling it a career, despite success in the broadcaster's booth for international UFC events on Fight Pass. Now it's just a matter of convincing his boss, UFC President Dana White.
From his recent fan Q&A in Ireland (via MMA Fighting):
"I've just been speaking to Dana backstage and he's trying to convince me, ‘nah, you've got a career in commentary. It's not the same, when I get in there interviewing them after their fights and I've got my arm around them, I'm feeling the energy they're putting off. I miss that, I miss all of this. Honestly, I'd love to fight again, yeah. Maybe two more. I would fight Koscheck at anything. Under any rules, any game, any sport, any how, I don't mind. I've never saw eye-to-eye. I'd love to fight Koscheck. Diego Sanchez called me out the other day. There's always someone calling me out."
And vice versa.
Hardy (25-10, 1 NC) hasn't competed for nearly three years, but did exit stage left on the strength of a two-fight winning streak. In addition, the names on his radar haven't exactly been lighting the world on fire, so it's not like he's asking to face top five fighters like Tyron Woodley or Matt Brown.
How about it, fight fans, wanna see "The Outlaw" get after it one last time?