Dan Hardy Reacts as UFC Commentator Daniel Cormier Screams “Stop the Fight” Live at UFC 283

Published 01/22/2023, 1:25 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: UFC fighter and analyst Dan Hardy speaks with referee Herb Dean after the conclusion of the lightweight fight between Francisco Trinaldo and Jai Herbert during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 283 was a blast of an event. The first event of the year opened with a powerful bang. Some bouts were drastically terrifying for the audience as well as the commentators. If we start making with the most terrific fight on top, the women’s flyweight bout remains there undisputed. Lauren Murphy took on Jessica Andrade in the fight. Although younger than Murphy, the Brazilian fighter still dominated her in the octagon. All the viewers dreaded the fight as soon as Murphy received a hit just a few seconds in. In the middle of the fight, we can hear the popular UFC commentator Daniel Cormier screaming, “stop the fight!”.

All the fans present around the octagon supported Cormier by shouting the same alongside. However, the fight went on all five rounds till the last minute. Two popular sports analysts decided to comment on the situation. One of them is the ex-UFC fighter, Dan Hardy.


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What does the ex-UFC fighter have to say about the brutality?

The brutality faced by the American flyweight fighter was deadly, to say the least. DC decided to speak out in the middle of the fight to signal the referee to stop the fight. However, the judge saw it fit to keep the bout rolling. After the fight was over, popular sports analyst Marc Raimondi decided to appreciate Cormier’s display of mercy.

I think DC forgot he was on commentary for a second. Dude just shouted into the octagon, ‘stop the fight!’ And he’s right,” tweeted Raimondi.

To the same tweet, Dan Hardy, former UFC sports analyst, replied, “Good work @dc_mma! Keeping “stop fight fight!” Alive! I’ll get @newshirtsapparel to send you one of their shirts.” He said so because the apparel page he tagged has merch of Hardy’s popular “stop the fight”.


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Dan Hardy’s old experience with ‘stopping a fight’ in the UFC

The current incident can be recalled back to ‘UFC Fight Night 174’. The fight was between Francisco Trinaldo and Jai Herbert. The referee for the fight was the reputed Herb Dean. During the fight, Herbert can be observed getting destroyed, but Dean did not stop the fight.


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Fans can also hear Dan Hardy screaming into the octagon to “stop the fight”.

The fight did not stop, and the issue went on to grow even bigger. Hardy decided to verbally fight with the referee. This might have been repeated in UFC 283 if the analyst was still with the promotion.



Kaif Ali

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Kaif Ali is a UFC content writer at Essentially Sports. He is a full-time student at Delhi University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the English language, and a sports enthusiast with a deep passion for MMA. He is always your go-to person when you wish to debate about any UFC champion.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana