UFC heavyweight and former NFL player Greg Hardy wants to try his hand at yet another sport. The former NFL player wants to crossover into boxing and is challenging Deontay Wilder and Jarrell Miller to get into the ring with him.
Hardy fights Saturday in a main card ESPN pay-per-view bout against Sergey Spivak at the UFC 272 event inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Hardy told reporters Wednesday at a media event Insider attended that he is looking to compete in boxing fights alongside his MMA career with the UFC.
“It’s happening, bro,” Hardy said when asked about boxing.
“I’m here for the show. I’m the greatest entertainer on the planet Earth,” Hardy said during the media day interviews. “I’m one of the, if not the best athlete on the planet, I’m number two. I’m here for my fans and its going to be a big one.”
In his last appearance at UFC 264, he lost to Tia Tuivasa via knockout in the very first round.
The 33-year-old was basically forced to retire from the NFL after his off-the-field incidents. He played professionally for the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys.
“After this fight, we’re definitely going to try and pursue some boxing,” he said.
“I’ll still do MMA because that gold is in my mind and in my heart. Deontay Wilder … I’m not ready for Tyson Fury yet. Anthony Joshua … I’d love to get in the ring and slap them boys up. Even ‘Big Baby’ Miller.”
Fury is the No.1 heavyweight in boxing and defends his WBC championship belt in April against Dillian Whyte in London.
Don’t expect any of the guys mentioned to actually respond back.