UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan Isn’t Thrilled With Controversial Greg Hardy’s UFC Debut Against Allen Crowder
Former NFL player Greg Hardy made his UFC debut against Allen Crowder on January 19th, 2019 from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. However, it didn’t end the way he planned it. Hardy loss the bout by disqualification after he landed a vicious illegal knee to his foe’s head in the second round.
Controversial Hardy is known for his troubled history with domestic violence, that ended his NFL career but that didn’t bother enough Dana White to signing him and assigned Greg a co-main slot.
Fight fans express their disgust as promotion put Hardy on UFC Brooklyn card and criticize him after his disqualification defeat. Now UFC color commentator who now calls PPV fights only said former NFL player’s debut was ‘Joke.’
“How’d that work out? Terrible. It was a joke,” Rogan said (via BJPenn.com). “I knew that [Hardy] was fading quick. I was like, ‘He’s fading. I don’t like the way he’s stepping, he looks exhausted, he tired out quick,’ Then he hit that guy with the illegal knee. What do you do with him? Francis Ngannou!”
He transitioned to MMA back in 2017 earn three quick wins as an amateur and then fought twice in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Dana White signed Hardy to a developmental deal after his 57 seconds KO win over Austen Lane. Greg picked up two more knockout wins and got a first UFC contract.
Despite how Hardy displays his skills in the co-main of UFC Brooklyn, Dana White did not seem to irk by former NFL player but seems optimistic stated he’s getting another shot in the promotion.
What’s next for Greg hard is unknown. Do you think he deserves a second chance? Do you agree with Joe Rogan’s comments?