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Twitter reacts to Greg Hardy’s illegal knee at UFC Brooklyn - ‘He knew it was illegal’

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Greg Hardy’s Octagon debut didn’t end the way it was planned to last night (Sat., Jan. 19, 2018) at UFC on ESPN+ 1 from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when he was disqualified against Allen Crowder for landing an illegal knee in the second round.

While Hardy was fighting pretty well and likely in front on the scorecards, his strike in the second was the only thing anybody is going to remember. It happened during a transition back to the feet in which Crowder had one knee planted on the canvas and Hardy still blasted him with a knee straight to the head. Crowder obviously couldn’t continue and Hardy was dished out a disqualification.

Current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier weighed in on the incident from cageside:

“This is the last thing he needs,” said Cormier. “The public opinion is going to be horrible on this.”

Like Cormier, some of MMA’s finest couldn’t help but react to Hardy’s debut gone wrong and offer their insight into the illegal blow:

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