Execs react on Twitter to Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich preventing on the identical UFC Brooklyn card

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05 Dec 2018, 23:17 IST

Greg Hardy
Greg Hardy

What is the story?

Following former NFL participant, Greg Hardy’s, nomination into the UFC heavyweight roster, there was a storm of Twitter reactions on Hardy sharing his UFC debut card with Rachael Ostovich.

Ostovich, whose husband was charged for second-degree assault simply final month for supposedly making an attempt to homicide her, is all set to face Paige VanZant on the January 19th struggle card. Sarcastically sufficient, in 2014, Greg Hardy was charged with home violence towards his ex-girlfriend.

In case you did not know…

Greg Hardy is an American blended martial artist and former NFL participant for the Dallas Cowboys. He has had an undefeated document in skilled ranges of blended martial arts, with three wins and no defeats to his identify.

He discovered himself to be part of Dana White’s Tuesday Night time Contender Sequence and amassed victories over fellow heavyweights, Austen Lane, and Tebaris Gordon.

On Could 13th, 2014, Hardy was arrested for assault after his ex-girlfriend accused him of grabbing her, choking her, throwing her down, and threatening to kill her. These costs, nonetheless, have been dropped after she refused to testify towards him after the pair went on to settle a civil lawsuit.

By the way, in November, this yr, UFC ladies’s flyweight contender, Rachael Ostovich, legally tackled her husband who she placed on trial for allegedly making an attempt to homicide her.

The guts of the matter

UFC president, Dana White, took the world by shock after his defensive feedback in Greg Hardy’s favor. He went on to say that Hardy was “by no means charged with something” which appears to, fairly clearly, not be the case.

“I suppose he had an actual unhealthy drug and alcohol drawback. Began to get into MMA. Cleaned himself up. In case you speak to anyone he trains with, male or feminine, they are saying that he’s an excellent man. He’s very humble. Everyone deserves a second likelihood. And the man was by no means charged with something, he was by no means sentenced or something like that. We’re going to provide him a shot.”

Following the affirmation of his UFC debut bout towards Allen Crowder on January 19th, 2019, in Brooklyn, fellow MMA stars and on-lookers of the game have expressed themselves on the state of affairs, by way of Twitter.

What’s subsequent?

The UFC and ESPN are at the moment in a deal to televise Greg Hardy’s debut within the UFC, and Hardy being a recognizable identify, will attract giant crowds for the competition.

Do you assume this transfer may show to be detrimental to the success of the UFC, bearing in mind Hardy’s tainted previous data? Depart your ideas and opinions within the feedback part under.


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