Former DL Hardy to make MMA debut


Per MMAFighting, Hardy will fight in his first professional bout as part of UFC president Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series on June 12.

Hardy is 3-0 in his amateur MMA career and has spent under a round's worth of time in the cage, knocking out all his opponents. If he comes away victorious, he will likely earn himself a fight in an actual UFC card, which would be an even bigger step up.

Hardy will reportedly face Brandon Sayles, who is 5-1 and has not lost a fight since 2012.

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Hardy made the Pro Bowl and was second-team All-Pro as a member of the Panthers in 2013. Hardy played six years in the National Football League, and was arrested on charges of domestic violence in 2014 and for cocaine possession in 2016.

The Dallas Cowboys took a chance on him in 2015, and while his on-field performance was excellent, off-the-field issues plagued him, and he was cut from the team following the season.

TMZ also asked Lewis about a potential fight against former Dallas Cowboys lineman turned MMA fighter, Greg Hardy, who has a documented history that has drawn the ire of many people given his background and alleged domestic violence instances. MMA Today first reported the news. Hardy pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in 2016. Tweedy has produced nine wins via submission and one via knockout, and has notable wins over UFC veteran Jason Gilliam and "Ultimate Fighter" veteran Daniel Head.