Former UFC fighter Greg Hardy is set to make his professional boxing debut.
Greg Hardy is slated to make his debut in professional boxing this October 8 for Black Sheep Boxing promotions in Delray Beach, Florida. The opponent and number of rounds have not been announced at this time.
Greg Hardy turns to boxing after MMA
Starting his amateur career in November 2017, Hardy made the switch to mixed martial arts after spending six seasons in the NFL. Hardy turned professional on the inaugural episode of Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 2 following three wins as an amateur.
‘The Prince of War’ managed to come out on top in his first fight as a professional. He beat fellow NFL alum, Austen Lane, by TKO in just 57 seconds. A UFC developmental contract was awarded to the 33-year-old for his efforts following the finish.
In under two months, Hardy returned to DWCS for a second outing. He took on Tebaris Gordon and defeated him via TKO in 17 seconds. Hardy would need another professional win, this time under the Xtreme Fight Night banner before he could sign a UFC contract.
His addition to the UFC roster was met with backlash due to of accusations of domestic violence. Hardy would make an uneventful start to his run in the promotion by losing his first match. He looked good at the beginning of his bout with Allen Crowder but would go on to illegally knee his opponent and lose by disqualification.
Following the loss, UFC President Dana White would reinstate his trust in Hardy and allow him another opportunity to showcase his abilities. Hardy would go on to find early success with a 4-2 start to his time in the promotion.
He was unable to match the increasingly difficult level of opposition and dropped three in a row, all by finishes. UFC did not choose to re-sign Hardy after his most recent loss to Sergey Spivak on March 5. He departed the UFC with a 4-5 promotional record.