At age 28, Greg Hardy should be lining up on Sunday afternoon for a professional football team. He was an All Pro player in 2013, and his performance on the field cannot be questioned. However, his behavior off the field is the problem. Hardy can’t stay out of trouble, whether it’s being arrested for domestic violence or failing NFL drug tests due to cocaine use. Fortunately for him, he’s an elite athlete, the likes of which can be successful in a lot of fields, and he’s choosing to move from a collision sport to a contact sport. Greg Hardy is going to try his hand at MMA fighting.
“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy told MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”
Hardy, who played defensive end in the NFL, has been training for his MMA debut in Dallas, Texas. Hardy played for the Carolina Panthers for five seasons, then after returning from his domestic violence suspension, he played a season with the Dallas Cowboys before being released last year. It is unknown whether his failed drug test for cocaine will affect his MMA fighting chances, but so far, Hardy has not signed with a fighting organization.
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