UFC Sensitive to Visible Tattoos
Dan Hardy’s stomach tattoo (shown left) was noticeably absent in the promotional posters (show right) endorsing this Saturday March 27ths fight.
During a Q&A in Toronto earlier this week, Dana White, President of Ultimate Fighting Championship, explains why:
“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 know what this stuff means, so I've got to be safe."
In response, Hardy says the tattoo represents a Tibetan Buddhist prayer written in Sanskrit. "It's basically just like a prayer for focus," Hardy said.”It keeps me walking the path that I should be walking without veering off and distracting myself."
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