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Report: Greg Hardy focusing on MMA career now

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Greg Hardy couldn’t find anyone to let him play football in exchange for money.

So he’s now looking for a way to make hitting people lucrative for a change.

According to MMAFighting.com, the former Panthers and Cowboys defensive end “has decided to put his football career on hold to pursue” mixed martial arts.

Of course, the NFL was actually the one who decided to put his career on hold, as no one is willing to touch him after he proved to be not worth the headache to the Cowboys last year. They gave him a second chance after his domestic violence arrest and subsequent year on the commissioner’s exempt list with the Panthers, and he played OK but also created a number of distractions which alienated coaches and teammates alike.

The 28-year-old Hardy has apparently been training in the Dallas area.

“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”

He said similar things prior to joining the Cowboys, and while he was trying to hustle up work this offseason, including a visit to Jacksonville.

He was recently arrested on cocaine possession charges in Texas, though he said someone slipped the bag of drugs into his wallet while he was paying for a large group of people at a club the night before.

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56 Responses to “Report: Greg Hardy focusing on MMA career now”
  1. politiciansareallthesame says: Oct 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    Could have been making 100 million right now.. What a clown.

  2. cobrala2 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    Greg Hardy will be disappointed when he figures out he won’t be beating women in MMA. Not that kind of Mixer, Greg.

  3. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:35 AM

    Good fit. There’s certainly no shortage of people that would love to see him get his butt kicked

  4. paulieorkid says: Oct 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    Like James Toney, C.M. Punk and Johnny Morton found out the hard way, Hardy will get destroyed. MMA isn’t some foo foo hobby you just meander into – and start taking names.

    Hardy will get wrecked, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  5. 4th Down says: Oct 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    No major fighting organization will touch this turd with a 10 foot pole … he is more toxic then Chernobyl.

  6. cardinealsfan20 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:39 AM

    Good luck with that.

  7. jvw1982 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:41 AM

    I wouldn’t mind watching him get beat up……if he could still get to the QB on a regular basis he would still be playing regardless that he is a horrible person…..

  8. valentino8100 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    First class ticket to Karma, USA.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    Lol “football career on hold”

    You have no football career anymore you idiot. You pissed it away and have no one to blame but yourself.

    He’ll never see an NFL field again from any perspective but the tv screen.

  10. tacowrecker says: Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    He’s probably being delusional about this. I mean, he’s not gonna make millions in MMA just because he’s “Greg Hardy.” Successful fighters are highly skilled, trained professionals, so unless he’s some secret master it’s going to take a long time, if it happens at all. Still, I’d definitely pay to see him punched in the face repeatedly

  11. newsletterczar says: Oct 11, 2016 11:43 AM

    You play football; you do not play MMA.

  12. footballfan825 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    Can’t wait to see this joker get his face get smashed in. When is the first fight???

  13. sportoficionado says: Oct 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    bye felicia

  14. pooflingingmonkey says: Oct 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    I’d pay to see him get his ass kicked. Where do I sign up for the PPV?

  15. hawksfansince77 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    He knows he has to fight MEN right? And they drug test as well.

  16. pete2112 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”

    I’m not sure he’s capable of doing that in any aspect of his life.

  17. Grugenhagen says: Oct 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    This should go about as well as former Viking Ray Edwards’ boxing career.

  18. mullman76 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:50 AM

    Great idea, Greg.

    I look forward to this donkey getting destroyed.

    I’m certain there are some pro MMA athletes pacing the cage waiting to land a few cracks on this guy.

  19. MichaelEdits says: Oct 11, 2016 11:51 AM

    When I saw Greg Hardy trending on Twitter, I thought Trump had found a new running mate.

    I don’t think Hardy will do well in MMA, though. They’ll make him fight against men.

  20. National Fanatic says: Oct 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    Hey Greg, Do you want to know whats better than shifting from the NFL to MMA? It’s called REHAB, counselling and anger management. You should probably find some sort of religion crutch too.
    If you actually trained your MIND and your spirit (instead of your body and lifes additions), then you would grow as a person, not just a user, player or warrior. Become a well balanced person and the NFL could come back to you.

  21. rtmus53 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:55 AM

    paulieorkid says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    Like James Toney, C.M. Punk and Johnny Morton found out the hard way, Hardy will get destroyed. MMA isn’t some foo foo hobby you just meander into – and start taking names.

    Hardy will get wrecked, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    A more deserving guy, anyway…

  22. jakehoyt says: Oct 11, 2016 11:56 AM

    First opponent…ex wife?

  23. norseyapper says: Oct 11, 2016 11:56 AM

    In a perfect world his first bout would be against a woman, and she’d kick the…you know…out of him.

  24. elitekane says: Oct 11, 2016 11:57 AM

    Cant wait to see this woman beater get hit by a real man.

  25. h0metownzero says: Oct 11, 2016 11:59 AM

    Will he be fighting men, or women?

  26. feckyerlife says: Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM

    Im not a hardy fan, but a lot of football players have succeed in MMA

    paulieorkid says:
    Oct 11, 2016 11:36 AM
    Like James Toney, C.M. Punk and Johnny Morton found out the hard way, Hardy will get destroyed. MMA isn’t some foo foo hobby you just meander into – and start taking names.

    Hardy will get wrecked, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  27. nomar8477 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:10 PM

    Wonder if he is going to be punching men or women

  28. overthedwaynebowe says: Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    His fights are gonna be the most watched fights cause of all the football fans…sadly for him none of the people that know who he is are even on his side.

  29. 2since96 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:11 PM

    Hardy vs. Rousey…make it happen.

    Or just have Nicole Holder train and have Hardy vs. Holder 2…

    Gimmick fights make money too…ask Brock Lesnar

  30. granadafan says: Oct 11, 2016 12:12 PM

    Everyone thinks he’ll get punched a lot. More likely he’s a street fighter type with wild swings. He’ll get taken down and submitted in less than 30 seconds through an arm bar or choked out. Personally I hope someone pummels and bloodies him up first before giving him the mercy of a submission.

  31. ajames35 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:13 PM

    I think 32 NFL teams “decided to put his football career on hold.” Not sure how much input Hardy himself had into the decision. ; )

  32. ctiggs says: Oct 11, 2016 12:24 PM

    Well I bet he would beat CM Punk

  33. pittsburghdamned says: Oct 11, 2016 12:25 PM

    MMA is clown school for people with IQs under 70

  34. intrafinesse says: Oct 11, 2016 12:29 PM

    I’d love to see him get clobbered, but not to make any money from it.

  35. tindeaux says: Oct 11, 2016 12:35 PM

    yeah get in the hex and visualized your opponents as women, whom you used to beat up.
    Only then you’ll find out that they’re the real tough guys, not your definition of “tough”.

    i’m excited to see your butt kicked. and sure do the women you used to beat!

  36. guitarkevin says: Oct 11, 2016 12:37 PM

    I’m not seeing anything in the article that mentions whether Hardy has ever studied the arts of martial, prior to this endeavor. If that is the case, MMA will eat him up. With so many disciplines involved, I find it hard for an NFL player who has not studied the arts of martial, to succeed.

    If in fact he does have some prior studies, well, have fun with those cauliflower ears…

  37. steeelfann0155 says: Oct 11, 2016 12:38 PM

    This arrogant fool has made a HUGE mistake.

    Oh, and btw Gregy, you don’t get to fight women in a way smaller weight class than yourself.

    Welcome to what goes around, comes around.

  38. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 11, 2016 12:40 PM

    What a shame this guy has put himself in this situation. The guy could still be playing in the NFL with a huge contract. Instead, he’d rather be a gangsta and act tough and beat up women. He’ll find out how much of a gangsta he is once he steps into the ring. Those guys are some real men and they hit back–hard. More than likely someone will just get him on the ground and beat him senseless.

    All he had to do was not be a pinhead and he’d still be in the NFL. Apparently, that was too much to ask of this mental pygmy.

  39. mrclaytonbigsby says: Oct 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    Knowing he will get knocked out by some guy who finished his 8 hour shift before the fight brings me joy.

  40. Ivan Pavlov says: Oct 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    I smell a Mark Gastineau type of situation here. Gastineau decided to try boxing. Promoters fixed his early fights so that Gastineau would win. They were hoping to use his name to setup a big payday. The problem was that someone along the way refused to play ball.

    It was ugly. It wasn’t even a fight — more like a bully in the schoolyard having his way with a kid who doesn’t fight. Gastineau left the ring so bloody and humiliated that it exposed the whole scam.

  41. toybkshr says: Oct 11, 2016 12:46 PM

    “someone slipped a bag of Cocaine into his wallet”? Right – happens all the time! prob the same purp that loaded his bed full of assault weapons.

  42. paulieorkid says: Oct 11, 2016 12:55 PM

    On Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM, feckyerlife said:

    “Im not a hardy fan, but a lot of football players have succeed in MMA.”

    Not true. The number of football players that have “succeeded” is comparatively small.

    Lesnar was juiced out of his mind from start to finish – and DW allowed it to happen, because Lesnar was DW’s first real cash cow. This was pre-Rhonda; pre-Conor — so the wink/wink, look the other way always shielded Lesnar. And even Lesnar got folded up – despite a hand-picked list of so so opponents and 46 year old men.

    The only legit NFL baller to mix it up in the Octagon as been Mitrione. Everyone else has seemingly assumed they’d stomp tail — and then been proven wrong. Big credit to Mitrione – but he’s the exception – proving the rule.

  43. drunkraider says: Oct 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    Thats all society needs, Greg Hardy with MMA training.

  44. shadywarrior says: Oct 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    I’ve got a crispy $5 bill for the first guy to bang this kid out.

  45. abninf says: Oct 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    It’s not like he could have a career in a profession that requires intelligence.

  46. firedog784 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:17 PM

    I’d let him fight Cyborg since he loves beating on women. She could speak for all of them when she knocks him on his azz. Poetic justice to see her beat him to a pulp.

  47. silvernblacksabbath says: Oct 11, 2016 1:28 PM

    Let Brock Lesnar introduce him to UFC…

  48. alexxdp9 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:28 PM

    Kinda funny this guy can’t get a job. He has one domestic charge that got dismissed, and apparently has been smoothed over with the victim via settlement. (monetary or otherwise, idk) He’s much too horrible to play a dangerous sport like football. God forbid he gets hit by a bunch of men his size or bigger on the field, and possibly broken and injured the way so many bigots want to see. Maybe he should run for president. Trump has several past domestic, sexual assault and RAPE charges. (Even one by his former wife Ivanka.-later recanted, but we know why$$$) He even has one pending right NOW, though it won’t be tried until well after the election. Lol. In addition, he’s openly racist and a misogynist. The same people who despise Hardy want to elect Trump “leader of the free world”.
    This says something about the people of this country. Not quite sure what that is but whatever it is it isn’t good. Smh.

  49. wrlegrand says: Oct 11, 2016 1:29 PM

    Ronda Rousey just got her opponent for her come-back fight…

  50. 4th Down says: Oct 11, 2016 1:31 PM

    Comments from Jay Glazer and I agree …

    “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. Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs domestic violence. Me and all my coaches at @Unbreakable 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.”

  51. paulieorkid says: Oct 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    On Oct 11, 2016 12:09 PM, feckyerlife said:

    “Im not a hardy fan, but a lot of football players have succeed in MMA.”

    Not true. The number of football players that have “succeeded” is comparatively small.

    Lesnar was juiced out of his mind from start to finish – and DW allowed it to happen, because Lesnar was DW’s first real cash cow. This was pre-Rhonda; pre-Conor — so the wink/wink, look the other way always shielded Lesnar. And even Lesnar got repeatedly folded up by smaller men – despite a hand-picked list of so so opponents and 46 year old men.

    The only legit NFL baller to mix it up in the Octagon as been Mitrione. Everyone else has seemingly assumed they’d stomp tail — and then been proven wrong. Big credit to Mitrione – but he’s the exception – proving the rule.

  52. gadzod says: Oct 11, 2016 1:49 PM

    He will only fight unless they are women. EVEryone knows he doesn’t hit men….

  53. jjackwagon says: Oct 11, 2016 1:50 PM

    I want to see Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt or Frank Mir roll this turd.
    Although I do think Holly Holms, Cyborg or Rousey could do it.

  54. arwiv says: Oct 11, 2016 1:52 PM

    Can someone please tell me again that Hardy wont be fighting women……the first 50 times I heard it on this thread werent enough.

  55. youbettercallsaul says: Oct 11, 2016 1:57 PM

    How about him facing off against Rosie O’Donnell in his first match?

    My money is on O’Donnell.

  56. txrawdog says: Oct 11, 2016 2:59 PM

    Alot of idiots on here saying no one in MMA will pick him up…well news flash Greg Hardy is one of the most hated athletes on the planet and would be a huge draw for anyone who wants to see him get crushed

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