Greg Hardy wins another UFC fight by first-round knockout

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Former Panthers and Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy has won yet another UFC fight by first-round knockout.

Hardy needed just 17 seconds to knock out opponent Tebaris Gordon at the UFC’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He has now won two UFC fights by first-round knockout, and previously won three amateur mixed martial arts fights, all by first-round knockout. He has not faced any particularly strong competition.

The UFC has faced criticism for giving Hardy a chance at all, given the domestic violence accusation that has led NFL teams to steer clear of him. But it appears that the UFC is ready to move forward with Hardy and put him in bigger fights going forward.

Hardy said after his fight that he’d love another chance in the NFL, however unlikely that is.

“If the Cowboys or the Panthers call, I’m on my way,” Hardy said.

Hardy was drafted by the Panthers in 2010 and was a Pro Bowler in 2013. He played in just one game in 2014 before being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list over a domestic violence accusation, and he missed the rest of that season. He signed a contract with the Cowboys in 2015 and started 12 games for them, but other NFL teams have shown no interest since.

37 responses to “Greg Hardy wins another UFC fight by first-round knockout

  1. When is this guy going to fight a legit fighter? They are just building him up, giving him a big head, so he can lose in spectacular fashion on a big stage.

  2. Yes, show the NFL you’re over the violence issue by continuing to beat the s**t out of people. Good strategy.

  3. Just glad he’s out of sports. Cage fighting with a thin veneer of rules isn’t sport, it’s just fighting.

  4. >>The UFC has faced criticism for giving Hardy a chance at all, given the domestic violence accusation that has led NFL teams to steer clear of him.

    So if you are accused of something bad you should never be allowed to work again?
    He lost out on millions in the NFL. Isn’t that punishment of some kind?

    Say a CEO loses his job for sexual harassment (for example).
    Should he never be allowed to work again?

    Should Ray Rice never be allowed to work again?

  5. Actually looks like he fights the same fat dude each time just under a different alias! Like the washington Generals vs the globe trotters.

    grogansheroes says:
    August 8, 2018 at 5:35 am
    Guess this bum is in the bum of the month club!

  6. kevines255 says:
    August 8, 2018 at 5:33 am
    When is this guy going to fight a legit fighter? They are just building him up, giving him a big head, so he can lose in spectacular fashion on a big stage.

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    Two words. Kimbo. Slice.

  7. kevines255 says:
    August 8, 2018 at 5:33 am

    When is this guy going to fight a legit fighter? They are just building him up, giving him a big head, so he can lose in spectacular fashion on a big stage.

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    As it should be. A humiliating beat down is what he deserves.

  8. I have a certain amount and type of respect for anyone willing to step into a cage and fight another man like this, so kudos to Hardy and the other guy for that I guess, but this was the biggest can crushing since King Hippo. Hardy has been a pro athlete for years and all that entails, his opponent looks like he just walked out of a burger king and was asked to be an mma fighter.

  9. Other teams had in fact “shown interest”, but that level of interest never materialized into an offer.

    C’mon man.

  10. kevines255 says:
    August 8, 2018 at 5:33 am
    When is this guy going to fight a legit fighter? They are just building him up, giving him a big head, so he can lose in spectacular fashion on a big stage.

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    yeah, when are they gonna let the guy who up until a couple of years ago had zero professional fighting experience fight a legit fighter.

  11. This dude has been fighting the UFC’s “Brooklyn Brawler”. Let him tangle with Stipe Miocic. Wouldn’t last a minute.

  12. Primo Carnera was a giant in his day at 6’6″ tall and 265 lbs and became a heavyweight boxer. He was a crude fighter with virtually no skill, yet he won fight after fight and he even knocked out a fighter who died from his injuries four days later. Carnera won the heavyweight championship from Jack Sharkey in 1933, knocking him out in 6 rounds. He defended it twice, then faced Max Baer, a skilled boxer who was a great fighter when he took his training seriously. Baer knocked Carnera down in every round and the referee finally stopped the massacre in round 11. He fought Joe Louis in 1935 and was knocked out in 6 rounds.
    Later on it was revealed that Carnera was a victim of his management team. They not only cheated him out of lots of money, but they paid guys off to take dives against him.
    I wouldn’t put anything past the UFC to build up Greg Hardy. I just hope they don’t destroy him as Carnera’s handlers did him.

  13. A bit misleading here, Greg Hardy is not in the UFC, he’s on the reality show on the UFC’s paid streaming channel, a contender development type show, not the actual UFC on PPV or FOX.

  14. @nyneal says:

    Primo Carnera was a giant in his day at 6’6″ tall and 265 lbs and became a heavyweight boxer. He defended it twice, then faced Max Baer, a skilled boxer who was a great fighter when he took his training seriously. Baer knocked Carnera down in every round and the referee finally stopped the massacre in round 11.
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    Max Baer…father of Jethro Bodine!

  15. Hardy is very explosive, very quick. The heavyweight division is the weakest it’s been in many years. He’s going to smash his way into the bottom of the top 10. Haters gonna hate.

  16. No team shows interest in ex-pro bowler????? Why isn’t he screaming and joining ole Kapernick in a collusion lawsuit????? He has way more talent than Kap….

  17. @nyneal says:

    Primo Carnera was a giant in his day at 6’6″ tall and 265 lbs and became a heavyweight boxer. He defended it twice, then faced Max Baer, a skilled boxer who was a great fighter when he took his training seriously. Baer knocked Carnera down in every round and the referee finally stopped the massacre in round 11.
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    Max Baer…father of Jethro Bodine!

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    You are correct. Except he wasn’t around enough to be a real father to him. Years later, his dad wrote a letter to Max Baer (Jethro) saying how sorry he was that he wasn’t a real dad to him and asked him to forgive him. He told Max (Jethro) how proud he was of him.
    I saw Max (Jethro) a couple of years ago do a rare interview and he had that letter with him and read it. he had tears in his eyes as he read it. He said he carries it in his wallet always and it is very dear to him.
    As for his dad, he was a greatly skilled boxer and had everything he needed to be a great champion. But unfortunately, he was a party animal. He drank too much and chased too many skirts and that’s what did him in. Baer (Senior) died in 1959 at only 50 years old of heart failure.

  18. He has not faced any particularly strong competition.

    Yeah, it’s all hype. They are marketing this guy so hopefully they can sell a bunch of PPV when they put him on a main card. They’ll probably put him on a few undercards first against more tomato cans until he has a record that would look impressive by the numbers. Then they’ll match him up with someone who will knock his teeth out. People would pay to watch that.

  19. ImNativeAmericanXUXAllXRXImmigrants says:

    August 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

    All yall that hate this dude wont say Sh”” to his face you all are a bunch of _____, I for one don’t mind this dude and I would love for the haters to get in the ring with him
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    I’d knock you out though big guy.

  20. saaladin says:

    August 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    What? He took everyone’s advice and is now beating on someone his own size.

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    Couldn’t have said it any better saaladin.

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