Greg Hardy may have flamed out of the NFL and UFC, but he is not ready to step out of the public eye just yet.
The former NFL player and UFC fghter is adding bare-knuckle boxing to his list of new combat sports ventures he wishes to try. BKFC officials confirmed Hardy’s signing with the promotion on Wednesday.
“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 was a controversial signing for UFC, given the ex-NFL player’s involvement in a 2014 domestic violence case. Hardy was found guilty of assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
Hardy opened his UFC career with a disqualification loss, before winning two fights. He would then be involved in controversy following a “No Contest” verdict because of an illegal inhaler. He then went 2-4 on his last six bouts, with Hardy ending his UFC run by losing three straight fights by knockout.
He last saw action at UFC 272 in March against Sergey Spivak, a bout which he lost via first-round TKO.