Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight hopeful Greg Hardy, who is expected to make his Octagon debut in 2019 (if he wins this fight), is already setting his sights on the upper echelon of the division.
Starting with the “Fat Beast.”
Hardy is referring to UFC 230 headliner Derrick Lewis, who battles Daniel Cormier in tomorrow night’s (Sat., Nov. 2, 2018) pay-per-view (PPV) main event inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, contested for Cormier’s heavyweight strap.
“I want ‘The Fat Beast’ to win so I can go show him a run in with me is broken bones and blood not bruises for that strap,” Hardy wrote on Instagram. “And that way ‘DC’ can go get fed to Jon Jones and we can start talking about super fights.”
Perhaps Hardy is getting a little too big for his britches.
So far, the former NFL standout has looked flawless inside the cage, racking up three straight first-round knockout wins to complement his three consecutive knockout wins on the amateur circuit (sample here).
Unfortunately, his charges of domestic violence continue to overshadow his in-cage accomplishments and it remains to be seen how well he’s received by fans if and when Hardy makes his UFC debut.
I guess now is a good time to point out what happens to heavyweights if Lewis thinks they've been unkind to women.