Greg Hardy To Debut At UFC On ESPN+ 1
Greg Hardy will officially make his UFC debut, as UFC President Dana White has signed off on the former NFL defensive standout entering the Octagon for their debut on ESPN+.
Initially reported by ESPN, Hardy would take to Instagram on Wednesday morning to all but confirm his debut for January 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn against Allen Crowder.
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Hardy is undefeated as a pro and an amateur, scored his UFC developmental contract following his first appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series over the summer. All of Hardy’s wins have come by way of first round knockouts.
Many are panning the announcement of Hardy’s debut, as he will appear on the same card as Rachael Ostovich’s return to the UFC against Paige VanZant. Ostovich nearly pulled out of the fight late last month following an attack by her husband Arnold Berdon, who was arrested for second-degree assault.
Hardy comes to the UFC following being run out of the NFL for a domestic violence conviction, where he was alleged to have thrown his then girlfriend on to a bed covered in guns. Hardy would be charged in 2014 but would have the charges dropped after the victim failed to appear in court.