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Controversial Football Player Looking to Try MMA

Controversial Football Player Looking to Try MMA

Caveat: I follow no other sports, only MMA, so I know nothing about which football player was on the hook for domestic violence and which one was a good egg.

Greg Hardy was apparently a bad egg.

And he’s making noise about giving MMA a try.

Here’s MMAFighting with the deets:

Greg Hardy is making the move to mixed martial arts.

The controversial former Dallas Cowboys defensive end has decided to put his football career on hold to pursue MMA, MMAFighting.com has learned.

Hardy, 28, who does not have an extensive martial arts background, has been training for several months in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and according to his team, several promotions have already expressed interest in signing him.

“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career,” Hardy said in a statement provided to MMAFighting.com. “I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that.”

As a member of the Carolina Panthers, Hardy missed the majority of the 2014 NFL season after being placed on the commissioner’s exempt list due to a domestic violence incident with an ex-girlfriend. He would go on the miss the first four games of the 2015 season to serve a suspension stemming from the case. His original suspension was for 10 games, however, an arbitrator later reduced his punishment.

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