(Video) Controversial UFC veteran Greg Hardy wins Boxing Debut

UFC veteran Greg Hardy made the right choice to transition to boxing. Hardy scored an impressive second-round knockout in his recent boxing debut.

Former UFC heavyweight and NFL player Greg Hardy had a short run in professional mixed martial arts. The controversial heavyweight athlete started his MMA career in 2018 in Dana White’s Contender Series and joined the UFC in 2019.

Hardy left a bad impression on his promotional debut as he was disqualified after delivering an illegal knee. Hardy continued to compete in the UFC, against the likes of Alexander Volkov, Yorgan De Castro, and Tai Tuivasa.

The 34-year-old experienced a downfall in December 2020, suffering 3 consecutive losses in his last 3 in UFC . Following a technical knockout loss against Sergey Spivak at UFC 272 back in March, the UFC decided to not re-sign him. Not to mention that he is not very likable considering he got into many legal troubles, including for domestic violence. Hardy then departed from the UFC and switched careers to boxing.

Greg Hardy made his boxing debut on October 8. ‘The Prince of War’ exchanged blows in a heavyweight class in Delray Beach in Florida under Black Sheep Boxing promotion. Hardy faced fellow debutant Mike Cook and put on a pretty impressive performance.

The pair scuffled in a pretty fierce duel but Hardy got the upper hands. In the second round, Hardy threw a quick right hand that instantly dropped Cook. Ten seconds passed with Cook unable to stand, marking Hardy’s victory.

Aside from boxing and MMA, Hardy also had experience in American Football. He started to play in American football in 2010 with Carolina Panthers and in 2018 he signed with the American Arena League. In 2017, Hardy already showed his interest in mixed martial arts. He won three MMA amateur bouts before making it to the Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018.