Former NFL star Greg hardy made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, suffering a second round DQ loss to Allen Crowder in the co-main event of the evening.
Hardy has only fought three times as a pro before making his UFC debut, but UFC President Dana White was impressed with what Hardy did in the Octagon.
“One thing that I did learn about Hardy tonight, he can fight,” White said in a post-fight scrum (via Bloody Elbow). “He can fight, he’s an athlete, not only can he punch hard, but he can take a big punch. He got hit with some good shots tonight, his ground game, I think everybody thought if he got taken down to the ground that was gonna be the end of him. He got out of trouble on the ground several times, and he learned a lot tonight.”
Despite the loss, one thing fans will see is Hardy getting another shot in the UFC.
“Yeah, he’ll get another fight,” White said. “He made a real big rookie mistake and it caused him an L tonight. It ruined his perfect record.”
There is no word yet on when Hardy will fight again, as his previous three pro bouts came at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and Xtreme Fight Night.