Fans of Greg Hardy, a former heavyweight fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, reacted in a variety of ways on social media when it was announced that Hardy now works at Walmart.On Thursday evening, Hardy uploaded a video to his Instagram account in which he outlines his position as a salesperson for Spectrum Internet. The video was shot inside of a Walmart, and it shows the former UFC heavyweight going around the store while voicing his displeasure with his contacts with various customers and employees.Many of the fans tried to make fun of him by bringing up the fact that his first bout at BKFC didn’t go as well as he had hoped it would. Some of the supporters did show their support for him in his new life endeavour.
The following are some of the responses received from fans:
Former UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy’s career stats
Greg Hardy, a former player in the National Football League who is now a professional fighter, made his debut as a pro in June of 2018, at Dana White’s Contender Series 9, where he knocked out Austen Lane in the first round of their bout. Following that, the UFC chose to offer him a contract. In Hardy’s second bout, he knocked out Tebaris Gordon in just 17 seconds to earn a technical knockout victory. In his third bout, he knocked out Rasheem Jones in just 53 seconds, which allowed him to keep his winning run alive.However, Hardy’s perfect record was broken when he competed against Allen Crowder in his promotional debut for the UFC in January of 2019. Because Hardy kneed Crowder when he was already on the ground, the fight had to be stopped and Hardy was disqualified. He soon got back on track by winning by technical knockout in the first round against Dmitrii Smoliakov in April 2019 and then winning by technical knockout against Juan Adams three months later.
The bout that was scheduled to take place between Hardy and Jarjis Danho was postponed, and he ended up competing against Ben Sosoli instead. Because he used an inhaler in between rounds of the bout, the judge ruled that there was no winner and declared it a no contest. The next month, in November 2019, he fought Alexander Volkov, but he was defeated by a unanimous decision.
Because of the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, the battle that was supposed to take place between Hardy and Yorgan De Castro had to be postponed numerous times. In the end, it took place in May of 2020, and Hardy emerged victorious thanks to a unanimous decision. He won the fight against Maurice Greene in October 2020 by receiving a technical knockout in the second round. The 34-year-old fighter was defeated by Marcin Tybura in the subsequent battle, which ended in the second round with a technical knockout.After that, in July 2021, Hardy competed against Tai Tuivasa, a fight he ultimately lost via knockout in the first round. The ‘Prince of War’ was defeated in the first round by Serghei Spivac in March of 2022.
In his first bout with the BKFC, which took place in February 2023, Hardy was defeated by a technical knockout in the second round by Josh Watson.