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“UFC Lost Dan but Hardy Family Wins”: Fans React as Ex-UFC Analyst Dan Hardy Pens Emotional Note for Wife Veronica Following UFC 286 Heroics

Published 03/19/2023, 1:45 PM EDT

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UFC star Veronica Hardy put in a tremendous display as she faced The Ultimate Fighter S30 winner Juliana Miller at UFC 286. While the Venezuelan fighter marked her return to Octagon after a layoff of 3 years, she, unfazed by ring rust, checked all the boxes in the Saturday night fight card opener. Further, the flyweight fighter broke her slump and returned to the winner’s column at O2 Arena in London on March 18. Besides, the former UFC fighter, Dan Hardy, also appeared in her corner, who worked hard behind the scenes to realize the dreams of his wife.

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Afterward, the MMA fighter-turned-analyst took to Instagram as he poured his heart out. Not only did he express pride over the 27-year-old’s performance, but also lauded her for the valiant efforts she put in over the past few efforts.

Dan Hardy pens an ardent message to his wife Veronica Hardy


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‘The Outlaw’, who married the Caracas native in December 2022, shared a passionate picture of them after she had racked the win against a surging title contender. The picture encompassed the genuine emotions of the couple and the culmination of their collective efforts.

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Thus, the British fighter said, “What a performance! I couldn’t be more proud of my amazing wife, and the work she put in over the last three years.”


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“She deserves every bit of that victory, and I’m glad that people have had a glimpse at her true capabilities,” he added later on.

How did the fans react to the heartfelt message?

While some fans labeled them as a ‘power couple’, others heaped praises on the MMA Factory representative.


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“Congrats to the power couple”

“What a photo! Congratulations”

“What a performance!!! Great work coach!”

“UFC lost Dan but Hardy family wins big”

“Absolutely beautiful performance what a way to open the show last night! Was almost like watching @danhardymma the war room watching her pick apart her opponent, she knew what was coming with every stike thrown! Amazing win!”

“Fav mma couple !!! Congratulations and I’ll quote Cock Sparrow… “Take’m all””

“Yes way,so chuffed for Mrs Hardy and the whole team on an exciting fight and a wonderful win as well”


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“Power couple! Veronica got A team on her side!  can’t wait to see what she does on her future fights!!”

“This is so unbelievably cool to see.”


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What do you think of this heartfelt message by former UFC fighter Dan Hardy to his wife Veronica Hardy? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.
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Vineet Nandwana