After just three months since his UFC release, Greg Hardy (7-5-0) is looking forward to starting the next chapter of his professional career. On June 5, the controversial heavyweight announced that he will be making his pro boxing debut on October 8 in Delray Beach.
His opponent is yet to be decided. The event is sponsored by Black Sheep Boxing and will go through at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. The promotion didn’t respond right away to confirm the appearance of Hardy at the event.
The 33-year-old posted a picture of himself on his social media accounts. In that post, you can clearly see him wearing gloves with the caption of “When you got a dream in your sight and all you have to do is pull the trigger.”
The American fighter’s championship dreams never materialized in the UFC, where strong starts against inferior oppositions quickly went south. He had one last chance to change his fortunes in UFC 272, however, he was finished in the first round for a second consecutive time in a bout against Sergey Spivak.
This marked his third consecutive loss, which brought his record to 4-5 in the octagon. After a blowout on the regional circuit, Hardy has made his way out of the UFC and is looking optimistic about the future.