Hardy To Protest UFC Boston Loss
Greg Hardy has decided to fight back after having his UFC Boston win overturned into a no contest due to the controversial use of an inhaler.
Prior to the third round of his UFC on ESPN 6 semi-main event against Ben Sosoli, Hardy and his corner asked a Massachusettes State Athletic Commission official if he could use an inhaler.
The commissioner agreed to it, which caused an immediate uproar over the course of the final five minutes because any use of a substance that is not water in the corner is illegal.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight attraction, Greg Hardy, has just fo
“I didn’t need it at all,” Greg Hardy told Ariel Helwani (transcribed by BJPenn.com).
“I wanted to take the inhaler because I have asthma and I was at a breathing disadvantage. I’m in the middle of figuring it all out. This is all new to me. As shocking as it may be, Greg Hardy does not know all. I think it’s something that we’re gonna have to fight out in court and figure it out. The long and short of it is I had no idea.”
The inhaler in question was once cleared by USADA, but was NOT approved by the MSAC prior to fight night, which is the root cause of Hardy’s win being overturned.
Hardy will now look for his third win in five fights for the UFC in November, as he faces off against Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night 163 in Moscow.