After realizing there would be no more doors opened for him in the NFL, Greg Hardy says he is now training for a life in the world of mixed martial arts. The former defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys confirmed his new career path, as reported by MMA Fighting.
“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement provided to MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”
Yeah, we’ll see about that. The former NFL defensive star was recently busted for drug possession. The entire risk of signing Hardy was admitted to be a mistake by Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones, despite publicly being defended by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on multiple occasions in the last year. Hardy and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, tried to spin the redemption tour this offseason, but nobody in the NFL took the bait.
So consider this Plan B for Hardy. Fortunately for him, he’ll actually be allowed to hit some people here. The only problem is they’ll be punching back.
Given Hardy’s reputation, folks on Twitter were full of comments about his new sport.
Does he understand that he can't fight women? https://t.co/4O716xPj1M
— Daily Snark (@DailySnark) October 11, 2016
Greg Hardy going to be an MMA fighter. I guess getting off that charge made him recognize his calling
— Fufu Lame (@Capt_Ole) October 11, 2016
Greg Hardy has decided to pursue a career in MMA. Now we just need to sit back and wait for him to get his face bashed in.
— IGISC @TheKidSkoob (@TheKidSkoob) October 11, 2016
Will #GregHardy be in the Men's or Women's division of MMA?
— Tillie Waggart (@RealMessiah29) October 11, 2016
Even noted NFL insider and MMA superfan Jay Glazer is not happy to see this news.
I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took (cont) https://t.co/6lHKFHerPa
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 11, 2016
We all know the dream matchup we want to see, right?