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Dan Hardy lives to fight in the Octagon another day, won’t be cut

Despite the widespread belief Dan Hardy would be handed his walking paper with a fourth consecutive loss in the UFC it appears “The Outlaw” will in fact get at least one more shot at snapping his current skid. Hardy was submitted by Chris Lytle in the third round of their main event match-up at UFC Live 5.

According to CEO Lorenzo Fertitta via Twitter, the 29-year old Brit saved his job by turning in an exciting performance, showing that style is nearly as important as substance when it comes to competing on the MMA’s biggest stage.

“Will not cut Hardy…I like guys that war,” wrote Fertitta on the popular social networking outlet.

Hardy started his UFC career off with a quartet of wins including victories over Marcus Davis and Mike Swick but hasn’t had his hands raised in nearly two years with defeats to Georges St. Pierre, Carlos Condit, Anthony Johnson, and most recently Lytle. He holds an overall record of 23-10 with eleven TKOs.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC