Greg Hardy as taken an unexpected trajectory in his career as of late. The man is a former defensive player for the Dallas Cowboys. However, the player was later removed from the NFL over a domestic violence incident. Hardy faced 18 months of probation for the incident, but the domestic violence charges were later dropped as the alleged victim failed to testify in court. While Hardy’s career as an NFL player has since been shrouded in controversy, the player has now transitioned into a career as a mixed martial artist.
Hardy has two amateur fights to his record, with swift victories on bout accounts. The fighter made his debut at Rise of a Warrior 21, in which Hardy earned a 32 second knockout over Joe Hawkins.
Most recently, the former NFL star went toe-to-toe with Kenneth Woods at Rite of Passage 2. Yet again, Hardy earned a quick stoppage over his opponent for the win. After fighting twice in just one month’s time, the former NFL player has now locked in his mixed martial arts debut under the LFA banner.
As reported by ESPN, Greg Hardy’s debut under Legacy Fighting Alliance is being targeted for Dallas, Texas in February.
Hardy will be coming full circle by competing in Dallas once again. This time, the football player turned fighter will be doing so under an MMA promotion with a history of athletes blossoming to the next level of mixed martial arts.
Many of the world-class competitors that would go on to throw down under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner one day competed under the LFA promotion, making for an interesting step in Hardy’s MMA career.
Greg Hardy currently trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.