Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy lost his pro football career after allegations of domestic violence were filed against him, but now, to much criticism, he is trying his hand at a career in the UFC.
And now ESPN has jumped in to help promote his first official UFC match, according to Pro Football Talk.
Hardy is set to compete in his first official UFC fight on January 19 in Brooklyn, New York.
UFC flyweight fighter Jessica Rose-Clark, for instance, slammed the league for allowing Hardy to fight.
“This is ultimately about making money,” Smith concluded, “and the UFC and ESPN think they’ll make money by doing something no NFL team is willing to do: Partnering with Greg Hardy.”