Johnny Walker has called out Dan Hardy for his comment saying, he was trash-talking Corey Anderson backstage right before the fight. During a post-fight show, Hardy claimed that right before the two fighters were set to walk out, Walker repeatedly told Anderson he would knock him out. Anderson went onto win the fight via a technical knockout at 2:07 of Round 1, handing Walker his first defeat in the UFC.
After the fight, Walker made a twitter post saying he did not taunt Anderson backstage. He went on to say that Hardy should have fact-checked with him before making such a claim. Anderson later responded on Instagram and said it wasn’t Walker who taunted him but a fan.
Following this, Dan Hardy released a statement saying he might have got the wrong information from the team’s corner and apologized.