Well this is a switch-up! Troubled NFL star Greg Hardy is putting his helmet and pads aside to pursue a career as a mixed martial arts fighter. Keep reading for more on why he’s decided to quit football for now and head to the Octagon.
Super controversial defense end Greg Hardy, 28, is using his free-agency down time to put a hold on his NFL career and chase glory in the MMA! “I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Greg said in a statement to MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.” Greg last played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, with his one-year deal worth $13.1 million. But he didn’t produce the sack totals the squad had hoped for and is currently unsigned to a team.
According to his people, Greg has been training for the past several months near his home in Dallas. He has minimal MMA fighting experience but is determined to make it in the Octagon.”I’m fully committed to being as successful as I can be in this sport,” he said. His peeps claim he already has several fight promoters eager to sign him and with Greg’s NFL marquee name value, it shouldn’t he hard to book fights. He’s a super big guy and currently weighs approximately 285 pounds so he’s expected to debut as a heavyweight, sometime in 2017.
Greg has had his share of problems off the field that have made him less of a commodity in the NFL. He was arrested Sept. 26 in Richardson, Texas, on a cocaine possession charge following a search of his vehicle during a traffic stop. He also sat out the first four games of the 2015 season stemming from a domestic violence arrest involving his ex-girlfriend in 2014 while he was playing for the Carolina Panthers. Those charges were later dropped but his NFL suspension stuck.
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