In my opinion Dan Hardy is the best mma analyst in the world. And it seems his life experiences has helped him attain that greatness breaking down fights. I remember Dan Hardy fighting GSP at UFC 111 and never quitting throughout the fight. I thought that he must have been made of something special when he refused to quit on that deep armbar that night.
Curiosity rose again when I found out Dan was recently released a book on his life experiences.
In Part Reptile Dan Hardy goes over his journey of being a martial artist to eventually being an elite mma fighting GSP for the welterweight belt. He details the rollercoaster ride he faced to reach the UFC including his many lowpoints before, during, and after. As well as his dabbles with hallucinogenic plants eventually leading him to shamans in the Amazon forest. He ultimately lands a job with the UFC breaking down fights, commentating, and doing interviews. Dan Hardy is an important figure in mma. And I feel his past UFC fights (including his championship battle with GSP), life experiences, and his love for martial arts has made him the best mma analyst today.
Read his awesome book to get an in depth look into his fascinating story, excellent read!