Greg Hardy’s NFL career is over, but the former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end has taken up a new profession — the MMA.
Hardy has been fighting in underground MMA fights and how he has a shot to prove himself to the UFC.
According to Nolan King of MMA Today:
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series has made it’s “biggest” pick-up yet. According to sources close to the situation, MMA Today has confirmed former NFL star Greg Hardy (0-0) is slated to compete on the Contender Series’s June 12th episode.
The 6’5″, 280-pound big man has made the cut to 265 thrice before, competing at the amateur level. Hardy has knocked out all three of his opponents thus far in a stunning span of just 142 seconds. Most recently, Hardy competed for UFC-feeder-league LFA, finishing 3-1 amateur Ryan Chester in just 14 seconds.
Hardy will fight United States Army veteran Brandon Sayles in the first episode after posting an amateur record of 3-0, knocking out all three of his opponents thus far in a remarkable span of just 142 seconds.