Former NFL star Greg Hardy last played Football during his lone season for the Dallas Cowboys back in 2015. Before that he spent 5 seasons with the Panthers.
Hardy has taken up training at American Top Team along the side of former UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior dos Santos and Bigfoot Silva. Here is what he had to say about his new team:
“They took me in. They gave me the respect that I didn’t deserve. They gave me the time that I didn’t deserve because I’m a nobody in this field. They have an open heart and an open door. So just a big shout-out to ATT.”
On Saturday Nov. 4th Hardy made his amateur MMA heavyweight debut at Rise of a Warrior 21. He made a huge statement with a 32 second KO over also debuting Joe Hawkins. Hardy dropped him with a right then followed up with more punches before the ref stepped in to stop the bout.
When asked if his future held football or MMA Hardy said:
“I’d be a fool to turn away from what I loved doing for so long, but it’s a habit of an athlete, a player and a baller to put his whole heart and soul into what I’m doing. So the UFC has got my heart and soul. That’s where I’m going in my mind and my heart. Everything that I do is focused on this MMA career, so I’m coming.”