While Greene and Hardy have the same amount of UFC experience at six fights each, one thing Greene admits is that he isn’t making “Greg Hardy money” after accepting the fight.
“A lot of people said I should fight Greg Hardy but how I felt in the moment, where I am at in my career, why? I am not making Greg Hardy money to fight Greg Hardy,” Greene said on Just Scrap Radio (via Cole Shelton of BJPenn.com). “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll fight anybody any day of the week, but the stars need to align with the zeroes behind it. This is just a good time for me to fight Greg I guess. It really could’ve been anybody, so I appreciate the UFC for even offering the fight to me versus anybody else because they could’ve offered it to other people. They know what I am going to deliver and they know what Greg is going to deliver, it’s a good fight on paper.”
Greene does have more overall fight experience and wins when compared to Hardy, but most betting lines list Hardy as the favorite for their bout.
The heavyweight star is also ready to get the finish on Hardy or fight him for the full 15 minutes.
“I had no kickboxing experience and went right into GLORY. He had no pro-MMA experience and was pretty much right into the UFC. I didn’t do too bad in GLORY, so he is just like me and look where I am,” Greene said. “I took my first fight in 30 days, so it is very similar. It will be a good fight, he will be ready to fight and I will be ready to fight. We are about to get cracking and I hope he is ready. I want to break somebody as I haven’t broken somebody before. You can feel people break in there. You can hear them whining while you are whooping their ass. I want to break somebody. I’m not thinking I need to drag him into the second. I got something in my head and he will either keep up and last or he will drown. That is where I am at with it. If he gives me an opening, I’m finishing it. If he doesn’t, I’m ready for three hard rounds.”