Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy will make his UFC debut in January, according to UFC president Dana White.
Breaking: Per Dana White, UFC is close to finalizing Greg Hardy’s UFC debut against heavyweight Allen Crowder on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/bepjPf1hQX
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 5, 2018
Hardy (3-0) will face Allen Crowder (9-3) at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19th in Brooklyn, New York.
Contracts have not yet been signed, but White told ESPN that the heavyweight bout is close to being finalized.
He has won all three of his professional bouts by first-round knockout, which prompted the quick call-up.
Greg Hardy Finished His Second Pro Fight in Just 17 Seconds https://t.co/nk9mWXxYPX
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) August 8, 2018
The Jan. 19 UFC Fight Night will mark the first live event of a five-year deal between the UFC and ESPN.
I’ll be watching.
.@bokamotoESPN is reporting that Greg Hardy will make his UFC debut on the same Jan. 19 card that Rachael Ostovich will fight on. That’s incredibly poor judgment by the UFC and so easily avoidable.
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) December 5, 2018
Should be an interesting night.