Greg Hardy is your newest MMA fighter
Former NFL defensive end and one time promising star Greg Hardy is putting his football career on hold to pursue a chance at a career in the world of mixed martial arts. “I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement to MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”
According to the website, Hardy has been training for the last few months, garnering interest already from different fighting leagues.
Hardy has not been able to land an offer from an NFL team due to off-the-field concerns as well as issues within the locker room. As late as last month it was obvious Hardy has not learned his lesson despite multiple pleas through the media.
Hardy, 28, was arrested on Sept. 26 in Richardson, Texas on a cocaine possession charge. He was released from custody on $5,000 bond the next day. He was pulled over for failure to signal a left turn, and a search of his vehicle revealed what police said was cocaine and an item containing marijuana remnants, according to police documents.
Only time will tell if Hardy will succeed in the world of MMA, but I for one am happy to see him not land another chance in the NFL.