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Report: Greg Hardy Transitioning From The NFL To MMA

Greg Hardy is reportedly taking his talents from the gridiron to the octagon.

According to, former Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is transitioning from football to MMA.

According to the report, Hardy has been training in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for several months and a number of promotions have reached out to Hardy about signing him. The former Pro Bowler was quoted saying "I'm going to do this the right way, I can assure you of that."

Hardy last played in the NFL on Jan. 3 of 2016 against the Redskins and was not re-signed by the Cowboys following the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign.

On Sept. 26 of this year, Hardy was arrested for cocaine possession in Dallas. This came after he was arrested for assault and communicating threats in 2014 which led to his suspension from the NFL in 2015.

It is worth noting that MMA Fighting's report does not say that Hardy is officially retiring from the game of football, rather he is "putting his career on hold."

It will be interesting to see what comes of Hardy and his future in the octagon. His first fight will likely come in 2017.

[MMA Fighting]