Before his fight against Maurice Greene at UFC Vegas 12, disgraced former NFL star Greg Hardy talked about his progress in the MMA game after two years in the sport.
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Two-and-a-half years ago I didn’t know how to throw a punch. I didn’t know how to throw a leg kick,” “I’m so far ahead from what I was supposed to be and where I thought I’d be. We’re in a whole different planet and whole different organism. It’s inhuman.”
“I’m reaching assassin level, man,” “I had some valleys to get over, I’m not going to lie. I had to go through some tough times, especially in my last two fights. The last one, I didn’t have to, but I prolonged it just to get some time in the ring. With Volkov, having to figure stuff out and being in there with an assassin, as you saw last weekend.
“If I was a C- or D-level fighter, yeah, I’d say I was a D level fighter. I think I’m in the B class (now). I’ve added some tools and knowledge to where I’m about to start finishing fights and head hunt, looking for a rank next to my name. It’s time.”
On Saturday night Hardy backed up his assessment and impressively took out Greene in the second round of their fight.
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Hardy still has a long way to go before he can compete with the top guys in the heavy weight division but it does seem like he’s getting better as a fighter.