Greg Hardy Gets "Asshole" Chants After Illegal Knee That Causes UFC Brooklyn DQ Loss

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Greg Hardy is a Pro Bowler, a domestic abuser and a UFC fighter. He's hoping the latter makes people forget one of the former.

UFC jumped on the Greg Hardy train early, bringing him onto Dana White's Contender Series just months after his amateur debut. He'd piece together another pro win on the program while under a "developmental contract" that also saw him win a fight in quick fashion in September in XFN.

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Hardy officially made his UFC debut in the co-main event of UFC Brooklyn's card on Saturday night, the first on the ESPN series of networks for the UFC. After a promo where Hardy questionably said the fight would be "murderously awesome," he took to the cage against opponent Allen Crowder. 

As it turns out, Crowder was a more formidable opponent than previous Hardy victims. Crowder was able to take down Hardy in the first round, and encouraged the former NFL star to stand and strike with him in round two. Out of nowhere, Hardy responded to a stuffed takedown with an illegal knee that stopped the fight. 

Hardy was welcomed with chants of "asshole" after the incident, and Crowder was awarded the disqualification win. The loss is Hardy's first in his MMA career.

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