As former (for now) NFL defensive end Greg Hardy embarks on an MMA career, a national NFL reporter with a prominent MMA presence has taken a strong stance against Hardy’s pursuits.
“I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took Greg Hardy in and taught him a shred of our incredible sport,” FOX’s Jay Glazer said on Twitter. “Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs. domestic violence. Me and all my coaches at [Unbreakable, Glazer’s gym] do and take great pride in that. Competing in any sport is a privilege, Greg Hardy should not be granted the privilege. There are many beautiful arts taught in our sport, none of which should be afforded to him.”
Glazer’s position arises from Hardy’s 2014 allegation of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Hardy was suspended by the NFL, although he ultimately wasn’t convicted.