Controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy to make pro MMA debut on UFC’s ‘Contender Series’
A former NFL All-Pro with a controversial past will get a crack at fighting in the UFC.
Greg Hardy will make his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 12 in a heavyweight matchup against Brandon Sayles on a Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series event in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report by MMA Today.
According to Second Spectrum, Green was Durant’s most common defender in Game 1 on Saturday, matching up with him 17 times in the half court. Durant scored three points and had three assists and one turnover against Green. But overall, eight different Spurs defenders matched up with Durant in the half court. Even the 6-foot Mills found himself switched onto Durant.
“The inaccuracy issue,” Allen said. “Going back to college having a 56-percent completion percentage. Obviously, it’s not great. But I think that it’s a little blown out of proportion. I do think that I’m accurate. Jordan Palmer’s helped me out a lot throughout this process with getting my feet right. Once we did that [I’m] throwing the ball a little easier. The ball’s coming out and where it’s supposed to be.”
So why the low completion percentage?
Ken Hitchcock’s retirement left Dallas with a vacancy behind the bench. AHL coach Sheldon Keefe, 37, is one name who should be on the Stars’ short list.
Another big negative at this point is that Toronto is going to have the benefit of the last change for line matching purposes, but it will be without one of its better two-way players in Nazem Kadri — who was suspended three games for his hit on Bruins forward Tommy Wingels — for two more games. Where having the last change will help is Toronto is the ability to find favorable matchups for Auston Matthews and see if they can open things up offensively for him. But the Leafs need to do a lot more than that to get things going.