Reasoning behind Hardy’s tattoo removal

UFC President Dana White today told fans at a question-and-answer session that the main reason for erasing Dan Hardy’s stomach tattoo on the UFC 111 posters is that the tat was anti-Chinese government.

White speaking via Q&A at Radio City Music Hall, said:

“I’m trying to get into China. I don’t need anti-Chinese government stuff on my fighters…. This thing popped up and I heard that it was anti-Chinese government, so I ripped that thing off it. I’m not going to put him on a poster with anti-Chinese government writing on it when we’re trying to get into China…. I don’t what this stuff means, so I’ve got to be safe.”

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