Greg Hardy is setting his bar really high after he flamed out in the NFL because of off the field issues.
The former NFL standout and current UFC heavyweight thinks his MMA run has already made him the “best crossover combat sports athlete” of his generation, but he expects to solidify that with success in boxing.
Hardy is targeting fights with the big three of the heavyweight division in Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.
“After I get done shutting this down, handling my MMA business, I want to venture into the boxing realm,” Hardy told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during Thursday’s virtual media day. “I’m trying to holler at Dana (White). Hopefully we can get some fights in the Zuffa Boxing world, Top Rank, Al Haymon – somebody come holler at this dude because I definitely want to go over there and knock out ‘The Gypsy King,’ make light work of that English cat Joshua, or whatever it is, ‘Cry-baby Bomber.’ We’ll knock all those guys out, man. Of course you know I’m going to work for it. It’s an aspiration I think will come true real fast, and I can’t wait for it.”
Hardy, who has a 7-2 MMA record and a 4-2 record in the UFC, returns to the Octagon on Saturday for a fight with Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 183, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.