Greg Hardy signs with BKFC

Oct 18, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Greg Hardy (red) reacts before a fight with Ben Sosoli (blue) in a heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, BKFC made a statement with announcing that they have signed a big time contender for their heavyweight division. The promotion announced that they signed former NFL All-Pro and UFC veteran Greg Hardy (7-5).

Hardy fought out his UFC contract earlier this year and has been trying to figure out his next steps. Once it was clear that a reunion with the UFC wasn’t in the cards, Hardy started shopping his future.

Talks picked up steam with BKFC and there was big mutual interest on both sides. Yesterday, it was announced that the two sides officially came to an agreement and The Prince of War will officially be making the jump to Bare Knuckle.

Hardy stated in a press release, “I’m back and ready to knock everyone out in the baddest promotion there is. Everyone knows I can knock people out and that’s what I’m planning on doing. I can’t wait to take the gloves off and rumble for BKFC.”

Hardy in BKFC

In reality, this is a perfect move for Hardy. He jumps to a promotion where he can utilize his best skill and a promotion that is willing to pay top dollar for talent with some decent name recognition.

Honestly, Hardy and BKFC is a perfect marriage. Hardy first was introduced to combat sports fans on Dana White’s Contender Series. Hardy appeared on the show twice scoring first round knockouts in both fights.

The UFC signed him to a developmental deal and he fought once for Xtreme and got another first round knockout. From there, he made the jump to the UFC and he went 4-5, 1 NC in ten fights with the promotion.

However, he left the UFC on a three-fight losing streak. In two of those fights, Hardy struggled with the grappling which is something he never truly evolved in. Striking was never the issue which is why BKFC is such a good fit. I’ll be very curious to see who BKFC pairs him up with first.

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