Over the past three years Greg Hardy has added NFL Pro Bowler, cocaine user, woman abuser and threat maker to his resume. Now he’s looking to add another title, MMA fighter.
The current NFL free agent announced that he was putting his football career on hold to pursue a new life as a mixed martial arts fighter.
The announcement came via MMAFighting.com where they write:
Greg Hardy is making the move to mixed martial arts.
The controversial former Dallas Cowboys defensive end has decided to put his football career on hold to pursue MMA, MMAFighting.com has learned.
Hardy, 28, who does not have an extensive martial arts background, has been training for several months in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and according to his team, several promotions have already expressed interest in signing him.
“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement provided to MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”
So far the only fight experience Hardy has is “allegedly” beating up his ex-girlfriend in 2014. He currently weighs 285 pounds and is expected to fight in the heavyweight division. He obviously has the borderline insane attitude necessary to survive in MMA, but him having the skills to win remains to be seen.
He is expected to make his debut in 2017.