Bellator’s Hardy allowed to box and fight in MMA

October 16, 2017

MMA Junkie reports that Bellator women’s flyweight Heather Hardy’s second fight in the Viacom-owned organization won’t preclude her from stepping into a boxing ring.  Hardy revealed in an interview that her two-year contract with Bellator allows her to continue her boxing career.

Currently, Hardy is working with boxing promoter Lou DiBella but states that there is more opportunity for her in MMA.  The 35-year-old who debuted with Bellator this past June is not limiting her options.

According to the Junkie article, Hardy is guaranteed a minimum of 4 fights in Bellator.

Hardy is a boxing coach and trainer when she is not getting ready for a fight.

Payout Perspective:

The flexibility of Hardy’s contract seems to be something that all MMA fighters want nowadays.  While many wait for their next bout, they want to keep busy some other way.  But, underscoring the flexibility give to Hardy is the likelihood that she is not being compensated well for either job.  It’s like having two part-time jobs.  You have to make ends meet whereas if you were paid well for one you would do it.  On the other end, Bellator or Hardy’s promoter would likely require exclusivity if she was a draw or became one.

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