Greg Hardy Looking To Become A Future GOAT
The former NFL star Greg Hardy is coming off a first-round TKO win in his second Octagon appearance over former training partner Dmitrii Smoliakov at the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 8 back in April. Hardy’s debut bout ended into DQ loss when he landed an illegal knee on his opponent Allen Crowder. Many fans and pros were not happy when promotion signed him.
Despite all the criticism, Hardy overcame the hardship, and that’s the attitude he needs to continue in the fighting career. Moreover, Hardy has shown interest in a boxing world and expects to be the future Greatest of all time. (h/t ESPN)
“I found a nice spot in boxing. I’m starting to develop a love for it, a like for it, and a yearning to actually get in there and try it out,” Hardy said. “I think, with the blessing of the big man upstairs, that it’s something I would love to look into and start fighting pretty soon and wet my feet. I think I could be one of – if not the – the greatest fight sports heavyweight of all-time. Not even just MMA, just the greatest combat sports heavyweight. I’m versatile, you know?”
Heavyweight Hardy has a lot to achieve in his MMA career, and he’ll be making his third UFC Octagon outing against Juan Adams this weekend at UFC on ESPN 4 event.
Greg’s upcoming opponent, “The Kraken” says promotion booked him against former NFL player with a thought in mind that he’ll roll over me en-route an easy win. Adams knows what variations led this bout to comes to fruition.
“Greg Hardy has fought cans,” Adams told MMA Junkie. “Even in the UFC, they’re going as far as to sign guys they’ve previously cut to give him an opportunity to look good, whereas my second fight in the promotion was Arjan Bhullar, who was 8-1. They’re trying to market him as this superstar athlete or crazy MMA talent, and he hasn’t displayed any of the skills.”
Adams has been pretty vocal in calling out the Hardy and said former disgraced NFL player had reached here by beating easy guys. Moreover, Adams and Hardy have serious beef going on.
“One of my buddies keeps sending me screenshots of what his coaches said,” Adams continued. “He keeps calling me ‘fat boy’ and stuff like that, but Greg’s fatter than I am. He’s only shown to be aggressive when the guys don’t hit back. You look at his first Contender Series fight – (Austen Lane) jabbed him a couple times and he didn’t really have any answer for it. He looked lost out there until he landed his punch. And with Greg, what it boils down to is that he’s a bully. He can only excel when the other person is afraid of him – and I’m not afraid of him.”
Greg Hardy has already distanced himself from all the violence; however, he has found a new way to kill people.
Adams (5-1) has a chance to settle the beef by rolling over him this weekend.