Greg Hardy benefits from lack of crowd in UFC 249

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Notorious former Panthers and Cowboys defensive Greg Hardy continues to pursue a career in the UFC, and he fought on Saturday night in front of a crowd that consisted of a representative from every NFL team that has interest in him: No one.

Hardy benefited from the fact that fans weren’t present for the fight. He explained after it ended that the victory over Yorgan De Castro happened because Hardy could hear Daniel Cormier critiquing Hardy’s performance, and Hardy adjusted accordingly.

“Thank God for not having the crowd,” Hardy told Joe Rogan after Hardy secured a unanimous decision. “Shout out to D.C. I heard him tell me to check him, so I started trying to check him. Game changer.”

Hardy now has a 6-2 record in the UFC. He tends to beat overmatched opponents and to lose to the better fighters he faces.

UFC embraced Hardy in 2016, even though FOX’s Jay Glazer (whose expertise encompasses both pro football and MMA) urged the fighting community to shun Hardy based on his off-field altercation with a former girlfriend, which resulted in a suspension with pay for most of the 2014 season, a suspension without pay for four games in 2015, and the absence of any suitors in the four seasons since his contract with the Cowboys expired.

16 responses to “Greg Hardy benefits from lack of crowd in UFC 249

  1. He’s a home dirt ball but this is actually very interesting. Unintended consequence of having no fans.

    Still a piece of garbage though.

  2. Hardy now has a 6-2 record in the UFC. He tends to beat overmatched opponents and to lose to the better fighters he faces.

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    That’s pretty much the story for all fighters, at least initially, isn’t it.

  3. Why can’t the NFL give Hardy a second chance? They do it for so many others.

  4. The Cowboys give Hardy a second chance. He didn’t appreciate his second chance and rewarded Dallas with a lousy attitude and very little production.

    Hardy has yet to fight anyone even halfway decent. This is all about the UFC matching him up against tomato cans to pad his record so they can sell seats. The next time he faces a real fighter will be the first time. He probably would’t lost thirty seconds against those fighters in the top 20.

  5. I thought the guy Hardy was fighting would KO him. It was a competitive fight at first but the other guy hurt his foot and wasn’t able to put up much of a fight after that.

  6. Oh wow, you are really showing how little you pay attention to some of the other choir boys that wear their underwear for UFC. Let’s just say that Hardy and his checkered past and bad character fit right in. I’m sure the crowd that would have shown up would not have cared.

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 10, 2020 at 11:34 am
    Why can’t the NFL give Hardy a second chance? They do it for so many others.

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    Dallas was his second chance.

  8. whenwilliteverend says:
    May 10, 2020 at 11:54 am
    The Cowboys give Hardy a second chance. He didn’t appreciate his second chance and rewarded Dallas with a lousy attitude and very little production.

    Hardy has yet to fight anyone even halfway decent. This is all about the UFC matching him up against tomato cans to pad his record so they can sell seats. The next time he faces a real fighter will be the first time. He probably would’t lost thirty seconds against those fighters in the top 20.
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    you don’t watch the sport his last opponent alex volkov was a top 8 heavy weight and hardy went the distance…he’s going to have a great career in the ufc

  9. He has 2 losses in the UFC. 1 by a DQ, and the other after going the distance with the #7 heavyweight. Stop discrediting his fighting just because you don’t like him

  10. UFC has lost its appeal and is watered down. To many fights that don’t matter I would not spend a $1 to watch it . Unfortunately so many young men will have mental and physical limitations later on in their lives . Very few of them make enough money to set them up for the short career in a brutal sport . Yes I know many of them open up gyms after their careers are done to continue to support their families . I guess some will do anything for fame and fortune, when your young . Well guess as a society we just can’t stop watching the modern Gladiator Sports. At lest we have evolved from hand 2 hand combat , using weapons that would kill the loser. We can’t get enough violence in the world , so we watch it to be entertained. God help us all .

  11. Dana White should sign Greg Hardy to fight Herschel Walker even though Hardy outweighs Walker by 40 pounds. Sure, it would be a novelty, but it would have interest.

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