Controversial free-agent defensive finish Greg Hardy is putting his NFL career on reason to pursue a career in churned martial arts, he told MMAFighting.com.
“I’m really focused and vehement to start my MMA career,” Hardy pronounced in a matter to a website. “I’m going to do this a right way, we can assure we of that.”
Hardy has been training for several months, and several promotions have already showed seductiveness even yet he does not have an endless credentials in MMA, according to a report.
Hardy, 28, was arrested on Sept. 26 in Richardson, Texas, on a heroin possession charge. He was expelled from control on $5,000 bond a subsequent day. He was pulled over for disaster to vigilance a left turn, and a hunt of his car suggested what military pronounced was heroin and an object containing pot remnants, according to military documents.
He had 6 sacks in 12 games for a Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after blank a initial 4 games of a deteriorate since of a cessation stemming from a domestic assault occurrence while personification for a Carolina Panthers in 2014.
Although a charges from his 2014 domestic assault box were forsaken and Hardy’s record was expunged, Deadspin expelled photos in Nov from a night of a occurrence between Hardy and his ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder that showed bruising to her back, jaw and feet.
In a one-on-one talk with ESPN’s Adam Schefter in April, Hardy pronounced he was an “innocent man” and denied he had ever put his hands on a woman. Of a photos, he said: “Pictures are pictures, and they can be done to demeanour like whatever they wish to.”
Hardy did not furnish a pouch sum a Cowboys had in mind when they sealed him to a one-year understanding value as most as $13.1 million final year. That understanding contained no guaranteed money, and since of a cessation and disaster to strech any of his pouch incentives, Hardy warranted roughly $8.8 million. He also warranted courtesy off a field. In his initial extended open comments after a execution of his suspension, he pronounced he would come out “guns blazing” and done inapt comments about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife.
On during slightest dual occasions, Cowboys manager Jason Garrett had to pronounce to Hardy about his Twitter feed. Owner and ubiquitous manager Jerry Jones also had a sit-down assembly with Hardy after in a season.
Hardy was a Pro Bowl preference in 2013, when he had a career-best 15 sacks. He has purebred 40 sacks in his career.
ESPN Cowboys contributor Todd Archer contributed to this report.