Greg Hardy Puts Top Of Heavyweight Division On Notice
Like it or not, Greg Hardy is in the UFC to stay. Not only that, but he is looking to beat all of the top heavyweights ahead of him.
Hardy is an extremely controversial figure in the sport of MMA. The former NFL player moved to MMA, and signed to the UFC following a run on Dana White’s Contender Series. As a result, people have pushed back, saying that he was not ready for the UFC yet.
However, Hardy disagrees with these sentiments. He has always thought highly of his ceiling in the sport. Furthermore, ahead of his UFC Boston fight with Ben Sosoli, he doubled down on those notions. At the media day, he defended his ability to be in the organization.
“My whole point and objective in this takeover, so we’ll call it is to earn it. Show you that I am meant to be here. Show that I didn’t take it and it is not a CM Punk. I earned it, paid every single due. I Went through the circuit as an amateur, I fought my way up on the Contender Series like everyone else has, too. I’ve defended my position as a UFC fighter like everybody else does with regular opponents. Because who the hell walks in and fights Derrick Lewis? You know what I mean.”
Moreover, Greg Hardy says that he is starting to become an even better fighter, each time he competes.
“Now that I am clashing with the middle class of the UFC, I’m starting to develop. When it comes to the point where I can handle myself in the ring, be professional and put on a show, that is when we will go the top and it is not going to stop. It is going to be the same skill as this, every two months. I’m going to knock out Derrick [Lewis], knock out [Francis] Ngannou, knock out Stipe [Miocic], I might submit somebody, you don’t know. You get my point. It is not going to stop.”
While it is a bit soon for a Greg Hardy vs Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou fight, a Derrick Lewis fight is something people have been calling for. Perhaps with a solid performance at UFC Boston, fans could be one step closer to that fight.