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Greg Hardy Annihilates Tebaris Gordon on DWTNCS; UFC Awards Three Contracts

Greg Hardy can sling some leather.
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Greg Hardy Annihilates Tebaris Gordon on DWTNCS; UFC Awards Three Contracts

Greg Hardy can sling some leather.
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Greg Hardy Annihilates Tebaris Gordon on DWTNCS; UFC Awards Three Contracts

Greg Hardy can sling some leather.
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Report: Greg Hardy Injures Knee in Arena Football Game

Former National Football League defensive lineman Greg Hardy, who made waves by scoring an emphatic knockout in his professional mixed martial arts debut last week, injured his knee during an arena football game on Saturday night, ESPN reports.
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Greg Hardy Injured in Football Game, UFC Career on Hold

NFL player and accused domestic abuser Greg Hardy made a splash in the Octagon recently when he scored a knockout on “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series”. He earned a UFC contract, but also earned a good bit of uproar because he once wound up in cuffs for beating his woman, and why would the UFC even hire this guy?

Well, karma stepped in and meted out some justice.

Despite being the proud owner of a UFC contract, Hardy still plays football, albeit arena football. And young homie injured his knee.

Here’s ESPN:

Former NFL player turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy suffered a knee injury in an arena football game Saturday night.

Hardy, who also currently stars for the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League, was hurt in the first quarter of the Roughriders’ 57-43 win over the Carolina Energy. Hardy is expected to get the knee examined by doctors in the coming days, sources told ESPN. The severity of the injury is unclear at this time.

The timing is unfortunate for Hardy, who won his professional mixed martial arts debut four days prior to the football game and was subsequently signed by the UFC. According to sources, Hardy isn’t sure if the knee injury will delay his next fight, which hasn’t been signed yet.

*Cue sad trombone music*

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Midnight Mania! UFC Female Fighter Speaks Out Against Greg Hardy Signing

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UFC women’s flyweight fighter Jessica-Rose Clark, better known as “Jessie Jess”, is not happy with the UFC’s decision to sign domestic violence offender Greg Hardy. Transcript via MMAJunkie.com:

“I don’t believe people like that change,” the 30-year-old fighter said during an appearance on the “Phonebooth Fighting” podcast.

She has personal experience, unfortunately. Her former fiance Julian Wallace, also a professional MMA fighter, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, receiving only a 15-month suspended sentence, and was allowed to keep his Australian passport. Wallace reportedly kicked her in the head while wearing boots, then put her in a Muay Thai clinch and elbowed her in the head repeatedly — all because she brought home the wrong noodles. The article describing the attack said she then escaped a chokehold and knocked him out with a headkick of her own before calling the police.

“They gave him his second chance, and I’m a firm believer that someone who is capable of going as far as he went with me – and I know he’s been further with other women before I met him – he’s not going to change,” Clark said. “He can do all the convincing and all the lying in the world, and he can convince you that he’s a really good person. But who he is at his core is someone who’s capable and willing to do stuff like that.”

She says that unfortunately, athletic ability seems to excuse any kind of behavior. Indeed, Dana White claimed that Hardy is a “great guy”, was never convicted (he was; the conviction was later thrown out when the victim didn’t show up to the appeal trial) and Hardy seemed to regard White as an “angel” for giving him a second chance.

“Athletic ability seems to supersede any negative thing you do in your life,” Clark said. “You see it time and time again, like Kobe Bryant. It happens so often, and it blows my mind that that’s where our society is at. That like, ‘Oh, he did all these really terrible things, but he’s an amazing athlete, so (expletive) it, let’s just let him keep going and keep making his millions and keep being on TV.’ There’s no punishment.

“What stops (Hardy) from going and doing it to the next girlfriend? I promise you that wasn’t the first girlfriend that he did that to. But he didn’t get punished for that one, either. He didn’t get punished for the first ones, and he didn’t get punished for that one, and now he’s going to be televised on one of the largest broadcasts in the world, for one of the most popular sports in the world. What’s stopping him from doing it to every girl that comes into contact with him?”

Clark blames an age of social media for overloading people with so much immediate information that no one takes the time to stop and care about this kind of issue.

“In the age of social media, it’s hard for people to care about it, because whether you react negatively or positively to something, now with social media and how quickly people have access to that, you get an immediate feedback,” Clark said. “So it’s like drinking or taking drugs – you say something, you get a reaction straight away, which is what I think people crave. So there’s no need to look into anything further, because you’re getting that quick fix all the time.”


Insomnia

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk training for her role in a future Tron sequel

The sign definitely says “no trucks”

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Old school sparring between Matt Lindland and Evan Tanner (rest in peace)

Matt Lindland came to do one thing…Fight. #beyondthefight

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CM Punk could beat these guys

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Chad Mendes practicing to punch people really on the ground.

Nicco Montano responded to Valentina Shevchenko’s challenge, saying she’s targeting September 8th in Vegas.

No one quite does what Mike Tyson did

I went back and watched Yoel Romero’s Olympic gold medal match and this unimposing Russian, who kept wiping his nose with a tissue tucked into his loose singlet, straight pinned the fearsome Cuban. Apparently Saitiev is one of the greatest wrestling geniuses that ever stepped on a mat.

Georges St. Pierre is living proof of the adage the best never rest

Repetition brings you closer to perfection without ever attaining it.

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Jose Aldo working pads

Apparently this guy actually works for Barstool sports, but this image of a callow youth supporting Conor is just too perfect.

Real image of Robert Whittaker in the hospital after his fight with Yoel Romero. His circuits nearly shut down a couple times but you can’t stop a terminator

So much of karate is doing stuff because it looks cool.

Watching Cain Velasquez gas out in Mexico City at altitude was like watching Bane break Batman in their first encounter. “You merely adopted the exhaustion. I was born into it.”

Derrick Lewis— or whoever runs his account— finds the wildest clips. Seeing this outhouse spiral into the sky is both funny and scary.

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When fighters get locked in 50-50 guard and just elect to hammerfist each other:

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Israel Adesanya used the hashtag “bistancual” to describe his game

I’ve never seen anyone just hop over a takedown like Michael Chandler does here

“Chocolate Al” is Chuck Liddell’s name now.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This is one of those “f*** you” knockouts. It’s unbelievably emphatic.

This one is pretty nice as well.

Flying knees are cool too I guess

Gi chokes are the worst.

Did this judo competition take place in Alaska FC?


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This is one for the Maniacs: real footage of Joben’s car getting smashed. No wonder he uses Uber now.

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Greg Hardy, The UFC and the Case of the Missing Moral Compass

The latest season of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” kicked off last night. That alone would be news that barely moves the needle, because, well, it’s just fights between dudes hoping to get a UFC contract. But there was someone noteworthy in the cage for this first episode – although his noteworthiness stems from some ugly extracurricular activities in a prior profession.

Greg Hardy played pro football, and while he was with the Dallas Cowboys, he got arrested for some harrowing domestic violence charges. Ultimately, he was found guilty, but on appeal the charges were dropped because the complainant (his ex-girlfriend) failed to testify. This sort of thing happens often, and can stem from a victim having a change of heart about pursuing all avenues of criminal prosecution. It can even happen from victims getting intimidated, or reaching some form of out-of-court agreement involving stacks of cash and/or gold doubloons.

When it was announced that Hardy was going to participate in DWTNCS, there was a bit of an uproar in certain media circles. Why would the UFC even consider letting someone accused of domestic violence in the door of the TUF Gym?

That uproar reached a fever pitch last night, and when Hardy knocked out his opponent, and earned himself a UFC contract, the story line was suddenly about how the UFC – a multi-billion dollar corporation built on the backs of men and women paid to beat the crap out of each other – lacked a moral compass. How could they do this? How could Dana White justify it?

The truth is, it’s not White’s – or the UFC’s – job to be the moral compass of the sport. Sure, the UFC is largely responsible for getting the sport legalized nearly everywhere, and they’ve given fighters the boot for everything from tweets made in poor taste to outright nasty conduct inside and outside of the cage. But they’ve also turned a blind eye to the crimes and misdemeanors of their biggest star, Conor McGregor. And they can. They can do all of that stuff. There really is no obligation for them to make sure all of their fighters are saints, or even a duty to just make sure their fighters have never been accused of laying a hand on a female.

Being mad at the UFC for giving Hardy a contract is fine. Don’t watch any UFC events that Hardy takes part in. Or do. It honestly doesn’t matter, because either way the fights are going to happen. People are going to tune in to watch Hardy “redeem” himself, or get his comeuppance, and the UFC knows this, just like they know people will watch McGregor no matter how many windows the Irishman smashes.

Personally, when Hardy gets enough experience and steps into the Octagon proper for a real fight on a real UFC event, I think it’ll be great. Because I’ll be rooting for the other guy – regardless of who that other guy is.

Welcome to the fight business, folks. If you want to soak up something less amoral, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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Greg Hardy, The UFC and the Case of the Missing Moral Compass

The latest season of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” kicked off last night. That alone would be news that barely moves the needle, because, well, it’s just fights between dudes hoping to get a UFC contract. But there was someone noteworthy in the cage for this first episode – although his noteworthiness stems from some ugly extracurricular activities in a prior profession.

Greg Hardy played pro football, and while he was with the Dallas Cowboys, he got arrested for some harrowing domestic violence charges. Ultimately, he was found guilty, but on appeal the charges were dropped because the complainant (his ex-girlfriend) failed to testify. This sort of thing happens often, and can stem from a victim having a change of heart about pursuing all avenues of criminal prosecution. It can even happen from victims getting intimidated, or reaching some form of out-of-court agreement involving stacks of cash and/or gold doubloons.

When it was announced that Hardy was going to participate in DWTNCS, there was a bit of an uproar in certain media circles. Why would the UFC even consider letting someone accused of domestic violence in the door of the TUF Gym?

That uproar reached a fever pitch last night, and when Hardy knocked out his opponent, and earned himself a UFC contract, the story line was suddenly about how the UFC – a multi-billion dollar corporation built on the backs of men and women paid to beat the crap out of each other – lacked a moral compass. How could they do this? How could Dana White justify it?

The truth is, it’s not White’s – or the UFC’s – job to be the moral compass of the sport. Sure, the UFC is largely responsible for getting the sport legalized nearly everywhere, and they’ve given fighters the boot for everything from tweets made in poor taste to outright nasty conduct inside and outside of the cage. But they’ve also turned a blind eye to the crimes and misdemeanors of their biggest star, Conor McGregor. And they can. They can do all of that stuff. There really is no obligation for them to make sure all of their fighters are saints, or even a duty to just make sure their fighters have never been accused of laying a hand on a female.

Being mad at the UFC for giving Hardy a contract is fine. Don’t watch any UFC events that Hardy takes part in. Or do. It honestly doesn’t matter, because either way the fights are going to happen. People are going to tune in to watch Hardy “redeem” himself, or get his comeuppance, and the UFC knows this, just like they know people will watch McGregor no matter how many windows the Irishman smashes.

Personally, when Hardy gets enough experience and steps into the Octagon proper for a real fight on a real UFC event, I think it’ll be great. Because I’ll be rooting for the other guy – regardless of who that other guy is.

Welcome to the fight business, folks. If you want to soak up something less amoral, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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Greg Hardy, The UFC and the Case of the Missing Moral Compass

The latest season of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” kicked off last night. That alone would be news that barely moves the needle, because, well, it’s just fights between dudes hoping to get a UFC contract. But there was someone noteworthy in the cage for this first episode – although his noteworthiness stems from some ugly extracurricular activities in a prior profession.

Greg Hardy played pro football, and while he was with the Dallas Cowboys, he got arrested for some harrowing domestic violence charges. Ultimately, he was found guilty, but on appeal the charges were dropped because the complainant (his ex-girlfriend) failed to testify. This sort of thing happens often, and can stem from a victim having a change of heart about pursuing all avenues of criminal prosecution. It can even happen from victims getting intimidated, or reaching some form of out-of-court agreement involving stacks of cash and/or gold doubloons.

When it was announced that Hardy was going to participate in DWTNCS, there was a bit of an uproar in certain media circles. Why would the UFC even consider letting someone accused of domestic violence in the door of the TUF Gym?

That uproar reached a fever pitch last night, and when Hardy knocked out his opponent, and earned himself a UFC contract, the story line was suddenly about how the UFC – a multi-billion dollar corporation built on the backs of men and women paid to beat the crap out of each other – lacked a moral compass. How could they do this? How could Dana White justify it?

The truth is, it’s not White’s – or the UFC’s – job to be the moral compass of the sport. Sure, the UFC is largely responsible for getting the sport legalized nearly everywhere, and they’ve given fighters the boot for everything from tweets made in poor taste to outright nasty conduct inside and outside of the cage. But they’ve also turned a blind eye to the crimes and misdemeanors of their biggest star, Conor McGregor. And they can. They can do all of that stuff. There really is no obligation for them to make sure all of their fighters are saints, or even a duty to just make sure their fighters have never been accused of laying a hand on a female.

Being mad at the UFC for giving Hardy a contract is fine. Don’t watch any UFC events that Hardy takes part in. Or do. It honestly doesn’t matter, because either way the fights are going to happen. People are going to tune in to watch Hardy “redeem” himself, or get his comeuppance, and the UFC knows this, just like they know people will watch McGregor no matter how many windows the Irishman smashes.

Personally, when Hardy gets enough experience and steps into the Octagon proper for a real fight on a real UFC event, I think it’ll be great. Because I’ll be rooting for the other guy – regardless of who that other guy is.

Welcome to the fight business, folks. If you want to soak up something less amoral, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

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Developmental Deal Likely Means More Bouts Outside UFC for Greg Hardy

Former NFL player Greg Hardy made his professional MMA debut and earned a UFC developmental contract on the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
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