Hardy has had issues with domestic violence in the past, but Ostovich says everything went well between them when they met up recently.
“This is a fight,” Ostovich said to TSN (via MMA Junkie). “We’re going into a fight Saturday, and we need to make sure we’re not emotionally drained. I just want to make sure my boxes are X’d out, and I’m good to go on Saturday night. Speaking with him, I told him, ‘There’s no negative with me and toward you. I know the media can blow things out of proportion, but just to let you know, that’s not my character. I don’t care. I’m actually happy you’re here, and I’m happy you’re making a comeback, and I hope that me and you can work together on different sides and use it for good.’ Show people that, no matter what, you can turn a bad situation into a good one.”
Ostovich was recently the victim of an attack that was allegedly carried out by her husband Arnold Berdon.
The fighter knew that she had to meet Hardy to get any potential issues that could arise out of the way.
“Ever since the article started blowing up, I knew, ‘I have to meet him,'” Ostovich said. “I have to go and just squash it and get it out of the way.”
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