Greg Hardy Eyes UFC 242 As PPV Debut
Now with a win under his belt inside the Octagon, Greg Hardy is looking to get on one of the biggest pay-per-view cards of 2019.
Hardy was last seen inside the Octagon fighting the now much maligned Dmitry Smolyakov, en-route to a first round TKO at UFC Fight Night 150, and per ESPN, wants a spot at the UFC 242 event on September 7th in Abu Dhabi.
Spoke to MMA agent Abe Kawa this morning on a number of different topics. One thing he mentioned is he’s going to explore the idea of Greg Hardy fighting in Abu Dhabi in September. Says Hardy has interest in fighting outside the U.S. and they like that potential timeframe.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 6, 2019
The former NFL defensive end turned to MMA after being run out of the league due to domestic violence and drug issues, and has been featured in two UFC co-main events since winning a spot on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018.
In his first opportunity back in January, Hardy would be disqualified for kneeing his downed opponent, Allen Crowder, and then faced off with the aforementioned Smolyakov, who was dusted by Hardy in April.
If added to the card, Hary would join a title unification main event, as Khabib Nurmagomedov would put his lightweight title on the line against interim champion Dustin Poirier.
UFC 242 is expected to be headlined by a Lightweight title unification fight between current division champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim title holder, Dustin Poirier, who earned the fight to face “The Eagle” by outclassing Max Holloway at UFC 236 a few weeks ago.
Report: MMA Mania