Video – Ex-UFC Standout Greg Hardy Suffers Brutal Knockout Loss in Latest Boxing Endeavor

After exiting the UFC in 2022, 'The Prince of War' has continued to struggle in the world of combat sports.

Greg Hardy
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Former UFC fighter and NFL All-Pro defensive end Greg Hardy provided fight fans with another highlight-reel knockout.

Unfortunately for Hardy, he was on the wrong side of the finish. 

Stepping inside the ring at a Team Combat League event against Patrick Mailata of Samoa, Hardy went down hard after eating a nasty combination against the ropes, bringing an immediate end to the bout.

Don’t Expect to See Greg Hardy Back Inside the Octagon

At one point, ‘The Prince of War’ was considered by some to be the next big thing in the heavyweight division following a pair of impressive back-to-back KOs on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018. That success followed him into his UFC debut and beyond where he earned wins against Dmitry Smolyakov, Juan Adams, Yoran De Castro, and Maurice Greene. 

Seemingly ready for a step up in competition, Hardy was paired with Marcin Tybura at a Fight Night event in December 2020. Hardy would suffer the first knockout loss of his career, going down in the second round via a series of ground-and-pound strikes.

He followed that up with a pair of first-round losses against Tai Tuivasa and Serghei Spivac before being handed his walking papers. 

Dana White seemingly left the door open for Hardy to return, should he go out and bag a few impressive wins on the regional scene. Needless to say, the Millington, Tennessee native hasn’t been invited back. 

Last year, Hardy tested his hands under the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship banner, taking a fight with Josh Watson at the promotion’s third-annual KnuckleMania event. Hardy went down 19 seconds into the second round, bringing an abrupt end to his bare-knuckle boxing career. 

Check out Greg Hardy’s first and only BKFC appearance below:

Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:42 am
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