Hardy and Rahman Jr. will clash on KSI’s Misfits 003 card in Austin, Texas.
Rahman Jr. was originally scheduled to box against aging UFC veteran Vitor Belfort in the main event. However, he was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.
The bout was subsequently taken by Hardy with less than a week’s notice. Hardy is another UFC veteran however he’s pretty much universally disliked.
List of Hardy’s infractions ranges from using an inhaler in the middle of a UFC bout to having had charges for domestic violence.
KSI and Shannon Briggs had to keep Hardy and Rahman Jr. apart during the press conference.
It didn’t stop there though, as the two engaged in a heated argument following the press conference. Hardy and Rahman Jr. can be heard calling each other names throughout the event.
Shannon Briggs’ iconic “Let’s Go Champ” could be heard throughout the contest as Hardy and Rahman Jr. assessed each other. Additionally, the two exchanged plenty of insults. This will only heighten the excitement for their fight on Saturday in Texas.
In his boxing debut, Greg Hardy (1-0, 7-5, and one No Contest in MMA) knocked out Mike Cook in the second round in October. After finishing his UFC contract, which concluded with a losing streak, he transitioned to boxing. He has a 4-5 record and one no-contest in the UFC.
Hasim Rahman Jr. (12-1) lost to Kenzie Morrison via TKO back in April. This marked his first defeat. Jake Paul was scheduled to challenge him in August.
However, a week before the bout, it was cancelled because Rahman Jr. was allegedly unwilling to make weight.
The 31-year-old began boxing professionally in 2017 and has won six matches via knockout. Additionally, his father is Hasim Rahman, a former unified boxing heavyweight champion.