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Dan Hardy Unfazed by Marcus Davis' AIDS Talk

Dan Hardy is squarely focused on his upcoming title fight against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 111, and that's why he he has no time to worry about his old nemesis, Marcus Davis, recently tweeting that he hoped Hardy died of AIDS.

When asked about Davis' controversial comments on Friday's edition of the SiriusXM Fight Club, Hardy simply brushed them off.

"I don't really pay a lot of attention to it. You know, that's history now. I fought the guy and I beat the guy, and apparently, I'm still beating him up every day he wakes up and thinks about the fight. So the sooner he gets over the fight and accepts the loss, the better it's going to be for his career because I think he also put his last loss to Ben Saunders down to the fact that I was standing cageside," Hardy said.

"He needs to get his head together and see things for what they really are. It was trash talk and he got trash talked and he lost the fight. It's unfortunate for him, but that's the way it goes."

Few are counting on Hardy to defeat GSP later this month, but he did raise some eyebrows when it was revealed on last week's edition of UFC Primetime that he was training with Matt Serra on Long Island. Of course, Serra is the last person to defeat GSP.

"I didn't actually know how I was going to be received by Matt, but he's been very, very welcoming and he's just a great guy. The sport needs more people like him."

When asked why he thinks Serra was open to working with him, Hardy said that he believes Serra saw a little bit of himself in "The Outlaw."

"I think it's because he's been in my shoes before. He was a huge underdog and the world was against him, and I just think he kind of saw me and thought, This kid could do it with a little bit of help, and he offered it to me," he said.

"He's a great guy. I am going to come back and train with him after this fight. There's a lot to learn from that guy, definitely."

(Editor's note:'s Ariel Helwani is a co-host on SiriusXM Fight Club. The show airs every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4 PM ET on Sirius 126, XM 243.)

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