Former NFL Player Greg Hardy Gets Disqualified From UFC Event After Throwing Brutal Shot

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Greg Hardy got thrown out of his UFC match late Saturday night against Allen Crowder.

Hardy, who faced horrific allegations of domestic violence during his days in the NFL, was disqualified after throwing an illegal shot to the head of Crowder with his knee during the first ever UFC event on ESPN(SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)

You can watch a video of the horrifying incident below. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

Obviously, people weren’t pleased and showered him with boos as he was led out of the octagon. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)

Yeah, I wouldn’t hold your breath for Hardy to fight in the UFC again after this stunt. There’s no excuse for that type of strike, and Dana White won’t be in a hurry to put him back in the octagon.

I can promise you that much. Hardy is such an idiot that it’s mind-boggling. His NFL career came to a crashing end in spectacular fashion, and then White extended him a second opportunity in the UFC. This is apparently how Hardy felt he should use the opportunity. I wouldn’t let him near an octagon ever again if I was Dana White.

To Hardy’s credit, he did admit that it was an illegal strike, but also claimed he didn’t mean to do it on purpose.

Who knows if he meant it or not at this point, and it ultimately doesn’t matter. You can’t be throwing shots like that and expect to stick around in the UFC. It just won’t be tolerated.

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