Last week we learned that former NFL All-Pro Greg Hardy (7-5) had signed with BKFC after he fought out his UFC contract. The move makes a ton of sense for Hardy given his skillset. Hardy struggled with grappling in MMA and now he gets to do the one thing he likes which is throw hands.
However, if you think that Hardy is ready to move completely on from MMA you’re mistaken. In fact, Hardy has aspirations to return to the UFC after his run in BKFC is up. He knows he has to work on his wrestling and he plans to do that.
In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Hardy talked about signing with BKFC and how things ended with the UFC. Hardy maintained that him and the UFC ended on really good terms and he wants to make his way back there in the future.
Dana White is also on record stating that they would welcome Hardy back if he can work on a few things. Those few things all have to do with the grappling and Hardy addressed that in his interview with Van Vliet.
UFC to BKFC back to UFC?
Hardy said of the UFC via MMA Junkie, “The best organization I’ve ever been a part of, not even second to the NFL. They hit me up, my contract was already up so we knew it was up. They hit me up, told me ‘If you get some wrestling going in another promotion, we’d be glad to sign you back. Love having you, appreciate you.’
“And I sent them my thank yous and love, went looking for where I can throw these hands and found BFKC. It was actually a really good parting, and I look forward to going back one day and putting on a show for you guys and maybe body slamming somebody for about three rounds when I learn some wrestling.”
I don’t think it’s a stretch that Hardy ends back up in the UFC. If he goes on an impressive run in BKFC stringing together a few wins while simultaneously working on his wrestling, he will be welcomed back to the octagon. This will be something to watch as his BKFC career progresses.