Dan Hardy`s Manager Explains The Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome Issue

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At roughly 7am this morning UK time Dan Hardy tweeted -“ Dan Hardy ‏@danhardymma
Sorry guys, I couldn't be more disappointed. Turns out I have a wolf heart and the California commission won't clear me to fight... ”.

Instantly the MMA community’s went into overdrive speculating about what was going down, is he injured? Will he ever fight again?

We spoke to Wad Alameddine who is Dan Hardy`s friend and manager to find out the ins and outs of this situation and to try to find out how this will affect the Outlaws career.

This is Mr Alameddine`s statement:

There’s been a lot of speculation online in the last 24 hours or so regarding Mr Hardy being forced out of his fight with Matt Brown next month, so I wanted to clarify the situation and provide some details.

On Tuesday this week Dan went and had his medicals done as per normal, however because the fight is in California there was an EKG performed as well as the usual standard medicals done in every other states (normally; blood work, physical, MRI, etc).

On Wednesday his EKG results came back showing an irregularity which has been diagnosed as Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, which incidentally my wife also suffers from. However unlike my wife who has symptoms of the syndrome (including heart palpitations and tachycardia), Dan has never shown any symptoms of the syndrome and therefore it has come as a surprise to us all as this is something you are born with, rather than develop.

Since this news, Dan has been back to hospital and had several tests run on him with a cardiologist, which included an Ultrasound as well as a high-level stress test to study his heart and how it responds to exercise. To say Dan has a very strong and healthy heart would be an understatement! The tests he did not only showed he has a phenomenal resting heart rate of 42bpm, but he also broke the record for the stress test he did which was held by a marathon runner for over a year.

Sadly the commission will not clear him for the fight with Brown so the UFC were forced to draft in Jordan Mein as a replacement for Dan. It’s a great shame that the athletic commission simply take a reading from an EKG and decide whether he can or cannot fight, rather than looking at the evidence of the last 30 years of Dan’s life without a single symptom of the syndrome, the 10 year sports career he’s had, and the tests he’s also performed this week.......amongst other things.

As you can imagine with everything (we felt) stacked in our favour, the “not cleared to fight” message we received was a very big shock, particularly after 10 years of competition and no issues. Anyway right now we’re talking to the UFC about what’s next and we’ll keep everyone updated as and when we have further information.

Wad Alameddine @ Fight Management

We at Addicted would like to thank Mr Alameddine for taking the time to respond to Dan Hardys fans. And we send our best wishes to The Outlaw and hope all of this can be cleared up and he can climb back into the cage sooner rather than later.

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  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free
    I apologise if this has already been discussed, cant be bothered to look through threads today :)
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  • wanderleisilva101wanderleisilva101 Posts: 9,352Free
    Didn't realise this was going on! Thanks for posting glad he can fight again I was worried when I started reading lol Hardy is boss.
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  • juice64011juice64011 Posts: 5,938Free
    Not a big Hardy fan but I hope that the UFC pays him something since it is a medical condition and he should be cleared to fight. I'm sure that he still has some bills from training the last couple of months or at least get him a fight in May.
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  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free
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    The stupid part of this is, he is perfectly fine. he is fit, healthy and ready to fight. the tests they have done have proven his heart is beyond healthy
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  • OmoplataypusOmoplataypus BostonPosts: 4,540Free
    How many Wolf tickets do you have to buy to get a Wolf Heart?
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  • _TUF1__TUF1_ Posts: 8,118Free
    Effing commission. Hopefully this doesn't affect his career. Can't imagine the UFC wanting to give him a lot of fights if the commission won't grant it.
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  • HellequinHellequin In my car with the garage door closedPosts: 4,165Free

    How many Wolf tickets do you have to buy to get a Wolf Heart?

    Oh come on! How has nobody responded to this with the proper answer?

    It's 209, ****.
  • HellequinHellequin In my car with the garage door closedPosts: 4,165Free
    Also Hardy may not be the best fighter, but I enjoy watching him so all the best to him. I hope he gets back into the octagon soon.
  • GalvanikGalvanik Posts: 1,004Free
    That really sucks, hopefully this doesn't damage his career as he was starting to make a real turnaround.
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  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free
    apparently the procedure to rectify this can be done in a day, so shouldnt be a problem

    he has not shown one symptom and is fit and healthy, the commission need to have a look at themselves as this is a terrible decision they have made IMHO
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  • SolidStateLogicSolidStateLogic Posts: 4,181Free
    War Hardy.
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  • JbrahamsJbrahams Brisbane, AustraliaPosts: 11,765Ultimate
    Wow that's stupid, shame we can't see Hardy fight, after meeting and talking to him at the Gold Coast he's become one of my favourites, hope we see him soon!
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  • fobar said:

    The stupid part of this is, he is perfectly fine. he is fit, healthy and ready to fight. the tests they have done have proven his heart is beyond healthy

    I would have to disagree with him being perfectly fine, since he has a heart condition. And even with him not being aware of it doesn't mean there isn't a chance of him dropping dead in the middle of a fight from that condition. Having to miss a fight isn't that big of a deal when you put it in perspective.

    I'm actually more surprised he is just now finding out about it. EKG's are fairly cheap to get, it would be a good idea for any fighter to get them.

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  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free

    fobar said:

    The stupid part of this is, he is perfectly fine. he is fit, healthy and ready to fight. the tests they have done have proven his heart is beyond healthy

    I would have to disagree with him being perfectly fine, since he has a heart condition. And even with him not being aware of it doesn't mean there isn't a chance of him dropping dead in the middle of a fight from that condition. Having to miss a fight isn't that big of a deal when you put it in perspective.

    I'm actually more surprised he is just now finding out about it. EKG's are fairly cheap to get, it would be a good idea for any fighter to get them.

    He has never shown a sign of a symptom and not had any health issues. after the EKG he did the heart tests and he smashed the tests to show his heart is beyond healthy.

    i guess that counts for nothing
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    lol **** eh
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  • JudojitzJudojitz Posts: 21Free
    This is disappointing. Does anyone know if this is the kind of thing where a strong strike could cause palpitations or damage or something?
  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free
    Judojitz said:

    This is disappointing. Does anyone know if this is the kind of thing where a strong strike could cause palpitations or damage or something?

    He has had it since birth, so no as he has had no problems his whole life in or out of competition
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  • fobar said:

    fobar said:

    The stupid part of this is, he is perfectly fine. he is fit, healthy and ready to fight. the tests they have done have proven his heart is beyond healthy

    I would have to disagree with him being perfectly fine, since he has a heart condition. And even with him not being aware of it doesn't mean there isn't a chance of him dropping dead in the middle of a fight from that condition. Having to miss a fight isn't that big of a deal when you put it in perspective.

    I'm actually more surprised he is just now finding out about it. EKG's are fairly cheap to get, it would be a good idea for any fighter to get them.

    He has never shown a sign of a symptom and not had any health issues. after the EKG he did the heart tests and he smashed the tests to show his heart is beyond healthy.

    i guess that counts for nothing

    His heart is defective. No it isn't beyond healthy. There is a reason it shows up on an ekg.
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