Former NFL Player Greg Hardy Is Going To The MMA

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Former Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy is entering the world of mixed martial arts.

Hardy played the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Cowboys, but wasn’t able to find a new team after a slew of on- and off-the-field issues. Now he’s carving out a new path in professional sports.

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 27: Greg Hardy #76 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

“I’m very focused and excited to start my MMA career. I’m going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that,” Hardy said in a statement to

Hardy currently weighs 285 pounds and will likely fight as a heavyweight in 2017, according to (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The NFL Season With The Hottest Cheerleaders In The Game)

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ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 08: Greg Hardy #76 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sidelines before the Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He didn’t have much success on the football field at the end of his career, but perhaps he can find some success in the fighting octagon.

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