Although Hardy has not competed in over eight years, a rematch with Condit could lure him back into the Octagon.
“Yea, of course,” Hardy said after UFC Fight Island 4 (via Lewis Mckeever of Bloody Elbow). “He looked great the other night and that’s really what I wanted to see from him, because I genuinely do believe that he’s up there with the Nick Diaz, [Jorge] Masvidal-kind of guys in this division. He’s a lethal individual. He’s a Natural Born Killer. He’s a great striker, he’s very unorthodox, and he’s back in a place psychologically — as well as physically — where he looks like he can have some good fights. And who would not want payback for the only person that knocked them out? Absolutely.”
Condit, who ended a five-fight losing streak at UFC Fight Island 4, has yet to reveal whether or not he’d like to face Hardy once again.