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Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers v Detroit Lions

Full NameGregory McKarl Hardy

BornJuly 28, 1988




Former professional Football star and current UFC Fighter, Greg Hardy is one of the most

controversial figures in the world of sports.

Early Life and Career:

Greg Hardy was always someone who excelled in Sports, as in high school, he was a three-

sport letterman is Track, Football, and Basketball. Due to his immense ability is Sports, he

was given a Football scholarship to the University of Mississippi. There again, Greg Hardy

found success and was able to make his name playing College Football. From there, he was

signed by the Carolina Panthers, as his production and injuries had caused his stock to fall.

Football Career:

Greg Hardy had a successful career in football, although it took some time to start. 2013 was

his breakout season for the Carolina Panthers, and he was able to rank 53rd in the NFL Top

100. However, his case of domestic violence came out and he was not resigned by the

Carolina Panthers:

Greg Hardy was signed by the Dallas Cowboys but was suspended by the NFL for violating

the Personal Conduct policy. Despite playing well when he returned, falling out with the

coach saw his run with them come to an end.

MMA Career:

In 2016, Greg Hardy started on his career in Mixed Martial Arts. Three Amateur MMA fights

saw him win all his fights within 2 minutes of the first round via Knockout.

Greg Hardy then transitioned to Dana White’s Tuesday Night Series and XTreme Fight


Night, where he won all his professional MMA bouts within only a minute of the first round.

UFC Fight Night 143: Hardy vs Crowder

Things were looking up for him, as he was set to fight against Allen Crowder in the co-main

event of UFC Fight Night 143. Greg Hardy’s involvement on the card drew the ire of fans as

they did not think that the UFC was sending a good message my including Rachel Ostovich

and Greg Hardy on the same card, as Ostovich had been a victim of Domestic Violence.

However, as Ostovich had no objection, the fight went ahead.

In the co-main event, Greg Hardy was disqualified for a vicious illegal knee to the head of

Allen Crowder, when both of Crowder’s knees were on the ground. He was disqualified and

suffered the first loss of his professional career.

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