Greg Hardy was beaten in the 17th round of the Team Combat League fight on Friday night.
I could not withstand the blow of Alexander Flores. suffer a brutal knockout It was the first loss in three games since joining the Dallas Enforcers.
Hardy, a former NFL defensive end whose NFL career with the Panthers and Cowboys was controversial following domestic violence allegations and arrests for cocaine possession, has since played his final football game in January 2016. , which led to his contract with the UFC in 2018. It has already expired.
Hardy suffered a nasty knockout in his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut in February, and a similar outcome on Friday night.
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose” Hardy He wrote on Instagram after the Team Combat League knockout. “I’ve gotten sloppy trying to get a knockout.
“I forgot my fight and paid for being a good boxer. I have to learn more.”
Flores’ left hand appeared to make contact with Hardy early in the 17th round, causing Hardy to fall to the ground as Flores backed off and reset.
The 34-year-old then regained control and tried to punch Flores, who eventually cornered him to the ropes and landed another punch to knock him out.
Three months earlier, at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships in February, Hardy faced Josh Watson in second place, nearly 13 months after losing three straight in the UFC, including a first-round fight against Moldova’s Sergei Spivac. KO in the round.
The Panthers selected Hardy in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and after a 15-sack season, he made it to the Pro Bowl in 2013.
However, Hardy was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2014, and disturbing photos of the alleged incident were released.
However, because Hardy appealed and the victim did not attend the hearing, the charges were dismissed and dismissed.
Still, the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the 2015 season while playing for the Cowboys because the Panthers decided not to bring him back.
Hardy finished his NFL career with 238 tackles and 40 sacks.