Greg Hardy, somewhat controversial former NFL star, made his second big impression in MMA last night. Returning for another go in the DWTNCS season 2, Hardy clubbed his opponent senseless in no time…
Although far from the first NFL star to cross over to MMA, Greg Hardy might well be the highest profile player to do so. During a time when multiple stars from different sports are trying to get into the UFC, Hardy is among the more well known.
Obviously, many will know Greg Hardy for his All-Pro NFL career, 238 tackles and 40.0 quarterback sacks. Hardy also, unfortunately, is often associated with his 2014 domestic violence charges and later 2016 cocaine possession arrest.
But, Greg Hardy is looking like a new man since starting up his amateur-turned-pro career in mixed martial arts.
Greg Hardy Latest Fight Video Below
After already earning a UFC contract with his first win on the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series, Greg Hardy returned to action last night. Facing off against Taboris Gordon, Hardy looked rampant.
Charging his man against the cage and unleashing a flurry of brutal shots, Greg Hardy got the job done in just 17 seconds. Needless to say both Hardy and UFC president Dana White were delighted.
Watch the video below:
Another Tune-Up Knockout
Clearly, the UFC is giving Hardy some nice tune-up fights as he becomes more rounded as a professional. Unlike guys like CM Punk, Hardy actually worked his way through the amateur ranks.
He will certainly need to start moving his way up in terms of opponent skill soon but is still very young in his fighting career at this point. According to Hardy himself, as per MMAFighting.com, he is happy with his fighting career so far:
“I did what I said I’d do. I’m here for business,” Hardy said. “I just had it on my mind. Come out, put on pressure, apply my skill set. I wasn’t aware, I was in the zone. I was going to keep throwing punches until it was waved off.”
Hardy, who is under a developmental contract to the UFC, was not awarded a full contract, as White said the American Top Team competitor needs more time to progress.
“He’s got two fights, some of these kids have 12 fights, some are 7-0,” White said. “He’s got nothing but time. He has to get some more work in.”