Former UFC Champ Miesha Tate Call Greg Hardy Ridiculous For GOAT Comment
Earlier this week former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy claims that he’ll be the greatest combat sports heavyweight of all-time. Not only that Hardy also said he’s skillsets to become a UFC champion.
Many in the MMA world disagrees with former NFL player’s statement including former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate. (h/t BJPENN)
“He’s got a lot of work to do before he even sniffs the greatest heavyweight of all time,” Tate began. “So these statements are just…he’s pulling them out of thin air. I don’t know where he gets any viable justification that he could be in that conversation of the greatest heavyweight of all time.
🔊 "To say you could be the greatest heavyweight of all-time … what are we talking about here? Have you lost all sense of reality?" — @MieshaTate reacts to Greg Hardy saying he could be a future heavyweight GOAT@RyanMcKinnell pic.twitter.com/YOQKHhmN2Z
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) July 18, 2019
“Look, I appreciate that you’re enthusiastic about your career and what you have ahead of you, but I don’t think that’s possible. You look at Daniel Cormier who has been doing this the majority of his life, and he has accomplished so much in that time because it’s the single sport that he really has made his career out of. It’s a pretty asinine statement.”
Tate says Greg Hardy’s GOAT comments are ridiculous since he’s very new in the MMA with a record of 5-1. Moreover, he hasn’t face off any ranked opponents yet. To prove his talent Hardy needs to go through some tougher guys first. “Prince of War” is coming off a first-round TKO win over Juan Adams at UFC On ESPN 4.
“Even look at the quality of opponents who he has fought. I think they are fair to his skill set and his experience in the sport. But they are nowhere near the level of a Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou. They’re not on the same playing field. He’s got all this confidence because, yeah, he’s knocking people out, and great. But just pump the breaks a little, because I guarantee you when get into that upper echelon, you’re not gonna be putting people to sleep like that. Because it’s a different level in competition.
“So anyways, I know he has his next bout coming up, so it’s one bout at a time, and he’s got to focus on what’s the next step ahead, not being the greatest heavyweight of all time because, to me, that’s ridiculous.”
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