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John Howard dismayed by UFC's loyalty to Hardy

ESPN staff
August 16, 2011

Former UFC welterweight John Howard has expressed his disbelief at the UFC's decision not to cut Dan Hardy after UFC Live 5.

Hardy suffered a fourth consecutive loss on Sunday, falling victim to a late guillotine choke from Chris Lytle. He remains without a win since November 2009.

Following the Milwaukee bout UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta wrote on his personal Twitter account that the Briton would not be cut. Hardy then responded by revealing he will take time out to re-invent himself.

The decision not to cut Hardy, when very few fighters even survive after three losses, has been met with disapproval from Howard, who was recently released following defeats to Jake Ellenberger, Thiago Alves and Matt Brown.

"OK I am not hating but the UFC keeps Hardy but let's me go. WTF is that?" wrote Howard on his Facebook status.

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