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Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy Heading for MMA Debut

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This has Bellator written ALL over it.

Former Dallas Cowboy defensive end Greg Hardy has started training to make his debut in Mixed Martial Arts, according to

During his time as a Carolina Panther, Hardy was brought up on charges of domestic abuse involving his ex-girlfriend. After being sentenced to 18-months probation, Hardy appealed the sentence, wanting to take it in front of a jury. Hardy and his ex-girlfriend allegedly came to an agreement outside of court prior to the hearing. She was a no-show at the trial, leading to all charges being dropped.

Once being released from the Panthers, Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones signed Hardy to “America’s Team”. Barely a month after his signing, Hardy was placed on a 10-game suspension. The suspension was reduced to 4-games, due to an alleged violation of the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

Most recently, now a free agent after not being re-signed with the Cowboys, Hardy was arrested in September for cocaine possession.

In a sport that has been seeing an increase in alleged domestic violence cases within its own rosters, not to mention the stiffing on disciplinary actions involving substances, it’s highly unlikely we’ll see Hardy entering the UFC octagon his debut.

Hardy, 28, has reportedly started his training in the Dallas, Texas area recently and is walking around at 285, suggesting his debut will be in the heavyweight division.

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Kristine is a Managing Editor for as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.
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