Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy continues to work towards his MMA career. While competing as an amateur fighter, he is currently 2-0, and now his next fight is set.
Hardy’s representatives, First Round Management, and the Legacy Fighting Alliance confirmed the plan to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto on Wednesday.
If you recall, Hardy was able to score his first victory as a cage fighter in early November and returned in December for his second first-round knockout in MMA competition. He has made great strides in MMA after making the decision to start training with American Top Team.
Now, he is headed to one of the leading organizations for young talent. That promotion is the LFA, which historically has sent numerous talents such as Cynthia Calvillo, Eryk Anders, Rashad Coulter and Dominick Reyes to the UFC.
LFA CEO Ed Soares told Okamoto that he would be “very interested” in being the promoter for Hardy’s eventual pro debut when the time comes. However, there is no date set by Hardy’s management for when that will be. The focus is on his development as a well-rounded fighter.
In his first two bouts, the opponents he has faced has yet to offer Hardy legitimate competition. By looking at the history books, his total fight time has been 2:08. Hardy has looked good inside the cage, but against overmatched fighters who were not prepared for his athleticism.
It should be noted that the promotion has announced the proposed Dallas event, which would see the polarizing figure step inside the cage for another bout.