The best thing for society is that Greg Hardy fights legally for a living now. The disgraced former NFL star had his career derailed due to his involvement in a disturbing domestic violence incident with his then girlfriend in 2014, but has now been marketed by the UFC as a “redemption story,” with UFC president Dana White categorizing Hardy as a man who “turned his life around.”
The UFC’s spin of Hardy’s troubled past is likely fueled by the fact that Hardy is a very good fighter. The 6’5”, 265 former has never lost a fight, going 2-0 in pro matches and 3-0 in amateur bouts. All of his wins have come by way of very quick TKO, including this 15 second knockout in last month’s Contender Series.
Suffice it to say, Greg Hardy is not to be fucked with.
Former NBA All Star Deron Williams co-owns a gym in Dallas where three fighters on the UFC 228 card train and was offered to fight Hardy. Williams is said to be no slouch–he has a wrestling background and UFC heavyweight Rashad Coulter told TMZ Sports, “He’s a good wrestler and has fast hands.”
The folks at Legacy Fighting Alliance, where Hardy used to scrap, caught wind of Williams’ skills and offered him a chance to fight the former NFL defensive end. Williams answered how any sane person would:
“Are they crazy right now!?” Williams says.
“Greg Hardy has to cut weight to make 265. You think I’m getting in there with that animal!?”
Probably a good call, my friend.
Here’s video evidence of Deron turning down the fight and talking about his future.
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