Greg Hardy gets developmental contract with UFC
Former NFL player and woman beater Greg Hardy was awarded a contract with the UFC after scoring a knockout win on Tuesday night.
Hardy faced former NFL player Austen Lane in a fight on “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” (DWTNCS). He won by knockout in 57 seconds with a big right hand.
Greg Hardy just knocked the living hell out of this dude in his first fight pic.twitter.com/tpfnlzTV3u
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 13, 2018
This was Hardy’s pro debut after he went 3-0 in amateur fights, making him 4-0 in his fighting career and 1-0 as a pro.
After the win, Dana White gave Hardy a contract with the UFC, though it appears to be a developmental contract. That means Hardy will get a few fights for more experience before he debuts in the actual UFC.
Dana White hints that Greg Hardy may be given fights elsewhere to get him more experience before joining the UFC proper. #DWTNCS
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 13, 2018
Hardy is a notorious figure in the sports world. The former All-Pro defensive lineman was found guilty in 2014 of assaulting his girlfriend, though the charges were later dropped after the victim did not show up for court. The victim’s photos tell a disturbing story. The NFL suspended him 10 games, which was later reduced to four. He was arrested in late 2016 for cocaine possession.
Hardy has not played in the NFL since 2015 and began his MMA career last year.