Can former NFL player Greg Hardy make it in MMA? | The Tylt
Can former NFL player Greg Hardy make it in MMA?
Hardy has been training for months, and the 6′4″ former NFL defensive end is very formidable at 285 pounds. This is not someone you want to sleep on. He has a violent past, so maybe MMA is a good outlet for his aggression.
Hardy was busted for cocaine possession last month and it doesn't really sound like he's been working on his physical fitness regimen this past summer. This has flop written all over it.
Hardy played only 12 games for the Cowboys in 2015, when the team went a disappointing 4-12. On the field, Hardy was mostly anonymous, but off the field, his problems persisted. He made creepy comments about Gisele Bündchen, claimed that he was the victim of “discrimination,” and was eventually busted for cocaine possession in September after reportedly partying all season long.
Hardy is committed to mixed martial arts and, according to the report, "several promotions have already expressed interest in signing him." If Hardy is willing to put in the time, shouldn't we give him the benefit of the doubt? He's only 28-years-old! He could have an incredible second career.
“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”
There's no place in MMA for a woman beater like Hardy. None. This is a guy who beat his girlfriend and threw her on a bed of guns. The last thing a professional fighter wants to do is trade punches with an unhinged and unrepentant abuser.
“I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took Greg Hardy in and taught him a shred of our incredible sport,” FOX’s Jay Glazer said on Twitter. “Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs. domestic violence. Me and all my coaches at [Unbreakable, Glazer’s gym] do and take great pride in that. Competing in any sport is a privilege, Greg Hardy should not be granted the privilege. There are many beautiful arts taught in our sport, none of which should be afforded to him.”