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.
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
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.
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.