Greg Hardy embarks on MMA career

October 11, 2016

MMA Fighting reports that former Dallas Cowboy and Carolina Panther Defensive End Greg Hardy is transitioning into mixed martial arts.

The 28-year-old Hardy does not have a background in martial arts but has been training for several months in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Hardy missed most of the 2014 NFL season due to a domestic violence incident with an ex-girlfriend.  Deadspin produced a horrifying account of the allegations for which Hardy was never prosecuted.

According to MMA Fighting, he was arrested for possession of cocaine last month.

NFL insider and MMA aficionado, Jay Glazer, tweeted his disappointment in Greg Hardy entering MMA based on his domestic violence background.

Payout Perspective:

It’s likely that Hardy would fight at Heavyweight and the article indicates that his team says that several promotions have expressed interest in signing Hardy.  This should be of no surprise.  Despite the background issues, Hardy would draw interest, or maybe its curiosity, as to how he would fare as an MMA fighter.  Realistically, there are few good Heavyweights out there and a former NFL player with the credentials of Hardy could gain fast interest.

6 Responses to “Greg Hardy embarks on MMA career”

  1. Caramel City on October 11th, 2016 11:05 PM

    HW is a weak division, he probably has a shot at winning the title.

  2. Diego on October 12th, 2016 6:02 AM

    I like the thought of him getting his ass kicked in the cage, so I’m all for him fighting and getting his ass kicked in the cage.

  3. KONS on October 12th, 2016 5:42 PM

    I bet Bellator gives him a few cans to takedown maybe eventually a take what ever supplements you want fight against a Bobby Lashley or some other has been name in some state with no commission

  4. d on October 14th, 2016 6:23 AM

    Hardy wouldn’t have a prayer of winning a UFC title, he’d be much more better off in boxing where there is no talent at hw.

  5. Wil on October 14th, 2016 1:09 PM

    Im sure Dana White will sign him…he is a gimmick like CM Punk, people will tune in just to see what happens…..more sign of the “train wreck” effect that is increasingly apart of the UFC direction

  6. d on October 14th, 2016 3:17 PM

    Na, Wil, he’d be more likely to wind up in boxing. Those promoters are so desperate right now they would try anything. White’s already said Hardy would have to prove himself in order to make it to the UFC, something Punk did not have to do.

    The biggest draws in the UFC are big championship fights still.

    Stop with your boxing propaganda.

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