Ex NFL Star Greg Hardy Just Flatlined an MMA Pro in 12 Seconds of Chaos
As we’ve covered before on Raw Daily, former NFL star is proving to be a real problem in MMA.
After destroying fellow former American football star Austen Lane in his first professional fight back in June, Hardy proved his victory was no fluke with an even more dominant performance on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Despite his incredible athletic talents, Hardy earned much of his notoriety for his off the field antics.
The former defensive end was involved in a heavily publicised domestic violence case back in 2014, where he was found guilty and suspended from the NFL, though the charges were later dropped as his victim failed to appear in court.
Since transitioning from the gridiron field to the Octogan Hardy has demonstrated that his incredible athleticism can make up for his fledgeling technical skills.
After making his amateur debut last year, Hardy would KO all three of his opponents in under three minutes combined, before getting his first professional contract in April.
Hardy’s hyper-aggressive style of striking had completely overwhelmed fellow debutant Lane in June, but it remained to be seen how it would translate against someone with more MMA experience.
His opponent Tebaris Gordon, entered the cage against Hardy with a respectable 3-0 record and was expected to provide a bigger test.
However, this just wasn’t the case. Just like in his previous outing against Lane, Hardy showed little respect for his opponent’s power and strode forward from the outset.
Immediately forcing Gordon against the cage, Hardy unleashed a barrage of unrefined strikes, including a heavy knee, that clearly flustered his opponent.
Gordon attempted to swing back but with his back firmly against the fence was in no position to answer the onslaught with any meaningful offence.
A flailing right hand from Hardy would case Gordon to fall to the floor before the newest heavyweight prospect unleashed a torrent of strikes forcing the referee to stop the fight.
At just 17 seconds into the first round.
While Hardy still has a long way to go before he will be competing with the elite of the UFC, it’s clear that his athleticism will translate into his new sport, and, if handled correctly, he could prove to be a star for the organisation, despite his infamy.
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