Joe Rogan Labels Greg Hardy's UFC Debut 'Terrible'
By: Nathan Zur Jan 29, 2019
Former NFL player Greg Hardy
made his UFC debut several weeks ago against Allen
Crowder in the co-main event slot at UFC Fight Night 143 on the
promotion’s first-ever card on ESPN+. Hardy was disqualified by the
referee for an illegal knee to the head of his opponent midway
through the second round.
On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, former UFC
Schaub brought up the performance of Hardy and UFC color
commentator Joe Rogan labelled Hardy’s debut against Crowder as
“Terrible,” Rogan said. “It was a joke. It was a joke. I knew that
guy was fading quick. ... I was like, ‘He’s fading. I don’t like
the way he’s stepping, he looks exhausted.’ He tired out quick,
then he hit that dude with the illegal knee.”
UFC President Dana White received criticism for including the
former NFL player in the co-main event given his history of
domestic violence, his inexperience in the sport and the fact he
was included on the same card as Rachel Ostovich who was herself a
victim of domestic violence late last year.
Hardy headed into the fight against Crowder with a weight of
expectation considering he had dispatched his previous three
opponents in under a minute each. Despite being disqualified, White
has said that Hardy will be given another chance inside the Octagon
to prove his worth.