Greg Hardy took a beating within the seventeenth spherical of a Staff Fight League struggle on Friday night time.
He couldn’t face up to a blow from Alexander Flores, suffering a brutal knockout in his first loss in three fights since becoming a member of the Dallas Enforcers.
Hardy, a former NFL defensive finish whose controversial NFL profession with the Panthers and Cowboys spiraled following home violence allegations and a cocaine possession arrest, has transitioned to a combating profession following his remaining soccer snap in January 2016, which led to a UFC contract in 2018 that has since expired.
In his Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship debut in February, Hardy suffered an awful knockout, and he encountered an analogous ending Friday night time.
“Win some you lose some,” Hardy wrote on Instagram following the Team Combat League knockout. “I obtained sloppy searching for a knockout.
“Forgot to struggle my struggle and paid the worth towards an excellent boxer. Extra to be taught.”
Flores’ left hand appeared to make contact with Hardy early within the seventeenth spherical, inflicting him to fall to the bottom as Flores retreated and reset.
Then, the 34-year-old tried to take management and land a punch on Flores, however the latter finally backed him as much as the ropes and landed one other punch that resulted within the knockout.
Three months earlier, on the Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship in February, Hardy was knocked out within the second spherical by Josh Watson about 13 months after he lost three consecutive UFC fights — together with one within the first spherical towards Moldovan Serghei Spivac.
The Panthers chosen Hardy within the sixth spherical of the 2010 NFL Draft, and he made the Professional Bowl in 2013 following a season the place he compiled 15 sacks.
However Hardy was convicted of assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2014, and disturbing images had been launched of the alleged incident
However when Hardy appealed, and the sufferer wasn’t current on the listening to, the costs were dismissed and expunged.
Nonetheless, the NFL suspended him for the primary 4 video games of the 2015 season, which he performed for the Cowboys when the Panthers determined to not carry him again.
Hardy completed his NFL profession with 238 tackles and 40 sacks.