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Dana White Is Done With Greg Hardy Questions

UFC president Dana White has been getting a lot of heat for trying to turn former NFL player Greg Hardy into a new featured attraction in the UFC’s heavyweight division.

The problem? Hardy’s troubling past, which includes a pretty horrific case of domestic violence. After landing a development deal through Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series that paid him as he cut his teeth in the minors, Hardy will now debut in the big leagues on the UFC’s first ESPN+ card in January.

Including Hardy on a historic card was bad enough for some, even before they realized he was now sharing the card with flyweight Rachel Ostovich. Ostovich was nearly taken out of her fight with Paige VanZant after her husband allegedly assaulted her, damaging her orbital bone and causing her to cough up blood. Ostovich fought to stay on the card, not just for herself but to send a message … one the UFC is kinda muddying up with Hardy’s inclusion.

Much hay has been made on the topic since the announcement earlier this week, and White officially put the hammer down on Hardy questions at a UFC 231 media scrum Friday night.

”So we’ve been building this ESPN card for a while, and he was one of the guys that we had planned on putting on that card,” White explained. “But no, [Ostovich] wasn’t booked. And then she came off the card. I’m not going to talk about Greg Hardy any more. I already covered this. I’m not playing this bulls**t with you guys. He’s on the UFC roster. Period. End of story.”

”He’s on the roster!” White said, getting agitated. “Listen, you guys want to be sensitive about s**t? Anyone can be sensitive about anything. You can make an issue about everything. The wierd thing is that you guys give a f**k but she doesn’t. She doesn’t care! You know what she said yesterday in her statement? ‘Please stop asking me about this. I want to focus on training. I don’t want this to be an issue for me. I don’t know this guy, this guy has nothing to do with me. I have nothing to do with this guy, this guy has never done anything to me. This isn’t an issue.’ You, you, you, and a lot of other people are making this an issue.”

”It’s not an issue for her. She doesn’t have an issue with this. She actually doesn’t want to talk about it any more and she asked you yesterday ‘Please, I don’t want to talk about this any more. I want to move on with my training and focus on that. So if you guys want to keep bringing this up and making it an issue, you can. And I get it, it probably gets hits and probably does well for you guys, but she doesn’t want to talk about it any more.”

”So that’s the end of the story,” he said, cutting off follow up questions. “I’m done with it. I’m done with it. I’m done with it. I’M DONE WITH IT! I’m done! Don’t make me leave. I’m done with it.”

He thinks he’s done with it? UFC on ESPN+ 1 is still over 40 days away. We doubt he’s done with it at all.

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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

The post Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

The post Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card

Greg Hardy likes to beat his women. Rachel Ostovich was beaten up by her man. Both are UFC fighters, and guess what? It appears both are going to be on the UFC on ESPN+1 card.

If you’ll recall, Hardy’s appearance on the Tuesday Night Contender Series drew a lot of ire from fans because, well, Hardy has a bit of moral baggage he carries around with him. You know, the whole domestic violence thing.

Ostovich, meanwhile, just had her orbital bone broken courtesy of her husband, but is overcoming that domestic violence trauma to be able to face Paige VanZant.

And the UFC has put both an abuser and a victim on the same card.

Some argue that this is kind of tone deaf on the UFC’s part.

Sure, maybe it is. But it’s not like Ostovich is going to be in danger of Hardy attacker her, is she?

What do you think? Is this much ado over nothing? Or definite weak sauce by the UFC?

The post Greg Hardy Plus Rachel Ostovich Equals a Very Interesting UFC Card appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Greg Hardy to Share Card with Rachael Ostovich for UFC Debut in Brooklyn on Jan. 19

Troubled former NFL Pro Bowler Greg Hardy will make his Octagon debut against Allen Crowder at UFC Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn. ESPN.com was first to report the heavyweight matchup.
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