(Video) Greg Hardy gets KO-ed, faceplanted at low level boxing event

In a challenging turn of events, former UFC star Greg Hardy faced a significant setback during his Team Combat League debut. Hardy suffered a knockout at the clash held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The defeat came at the hands of Alexander Flores, who sealed the victory less than a minute after Hardy’s initial knockdown.

This loss marked Hardy’s first setback in the Team Combat League, leaving his record at 2-1. The result may not come as a surprise considering Flores’ extensive experience in the ring, with a professional boxing record of 18-3-1. In contrast, Hardy had only participated in two professional matches before this bout.

Hardy’s departure from the UFC last spring followed a series of consecutive losses, leading him to explore other avenues within the combat sports industry. However, recent reports suggesting that Hardy had taken up employment at Walmart caused a stir among fans and garnered significant media attention.

The rumors gained momentum when Hardy himself shared a video on his social media account, featuring him discussing his supposed job at Walmart while attempting to sell Spectrum Internet. Filmed at a Walmart store, the footage shows Hardy walking and expressing grievances about his treatment by certain individuals and customers.

However, Hardy has since refuted the reports of his employment at Walmart, clarifying the situation surrounding his current professional endeavors.

One notable milestone in Hardy’s combat sports journey was his much-anticipated bare-knuckle boxing debut in February at the Bare Knuckle FC’s Knucklemania 3 event. Unfortunately, he faced defeat in the second round against Josh Watson, succumbing to a well-placed left hook that resulted in a knockout.

Hardy’s venture into bare-knuckle boxing followed his successful involvement in MMA, where he initially gained recognition through amateur competitions in 2016. His performance eventually led to an opportunity on Dana White’s Contender Series, propelling him further into the mixed martial arts world.

While Hardy’s football career faced challenges after his 2014 conviction for assaulting his girlfriend, he showcased remarkable talent during his peak, boasting an impressive 15 sacks in the 2013 season. However, his transition to combat sports allowed him to explore new opportunities and pursue a different path.