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Former NFL player made his debut in boxing without gloves and received a hard KO (Video)

Greg Hardy during his fight against Dmitrii Smoliakov in the UFC in 2019.

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Greg Hardy played in the NFL defending the colors of the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys, but life would have another discipline prepared for him in which he would dabble. After leaving American football, he decided to dedicate himself to mixed martial arts and in his bare-knuckle boxing debut he received a hard knockout.

Greg Hardy with the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game in 2015. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Hardy was released from the UFC and in his first appearance at BKFC’s Knucklemania 3 he was taken to the canvas by Josh Watson after receiving a hard blow in the second round, where he was knocked down after trying to connect a combination that was perfectly defended by Watson. As soon as he touched the ground, the referee had to take his rival, who was euphoric.

However, before being knocked out, the former NFL player felt the opponent’s punch and received another hard flurry of blows in which he almost fell, but was held by the ropes.

What is the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)?

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is a regulated boxing event in which both fighters fight their fight without gloves and not in a ring, but in a circular ring with four ropes.

The creators of this revolutionary idea are located in Philadelphia and its president is a former professional boxer named David Feldman. The BKFC’s premise seeks to “preserve the historical legacy of bare-knuckle fighting while utilizing a specifically created set of rules that emphasizes fighter safety.”

As outlined on its website, only established professional fighters in boxing, MMA, kickboxing or Muay Thai can participate in this discipline.

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