This article will answer every question you have about Greg Hardy. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.
- What does Hardy do for a living?
- Who are Hardy’s parents and siblings?
- What are Hardy’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Hardy married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Hardy have any children?
- Where is Hardy now?
- How tall is Hardy?
- How much money does Hardy earn?
- What is Hardy’s net worth?
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Who is Greg Hardy?
Gregory McKarl Hardy is a well-known American mixed martial artist and former football defensive end. He is currently signed to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion), where he competes in the heavyweight division. Greg previously played in the NFL (National Football League) for six seasons, specifically with the Carolina Panthers.
While at college, Hardy played college football at Ole Miss, where he was selected by the Panthers in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft. His most successful season in football was when he recorded a career-high 15 sacks. In the Panthers’ single-season record, and earning him Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors. Greg was not re-signed by the Panthers due to being found guilty of assaulting a former girlfriend. He spent his final NFL season for the Dallas Cowboys during 2015.
Greg after concluding his football career became a mixed martial artist and joined the UFC in 2019.
How Old is Greg Hardy?
He is 33 years old as of March 2022, having been born on July 28, 1988, in Millington, Tennessee, U.S. Greg shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Payton Moormeier, Dom Brack, Mia Hayward, Soulja Boy, Brad Simpson, and many more.
Greg Hardy Family
Who are Greg Hardy’s Parents?
He was born to Greg Hardy Sr (Father), and Lan Hardy (Mother)
Does Greg Hardy have Siblings?
He has a brother, as he mentioned of his little brother in a press conference. However, such information is not disclosed about his sibling’s name. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Greg Hardy Education
He received his high school education at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee. Greg was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track. After graduating from high school, Hardy enrolled at the University of Mississippi.
Greg Hardy Marital Status
He is possibly single.
Greg Hardy Kids
He is a father of two kids, a son by the name of Carter born in September 2015, and a daughter, Mia who was born in November 2018. However, there is no news about who is the baby momma for his kids. In case of any new news regarding this information, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Greg Hardy Career
A Football Career in College
He earned a football scholarship from the University of Mississippi. Greg played in all 12 games, with 9 starts as a freshman at left defensive end. He then played 10 games out of 12 games as a sophomore with four starts at the defensive end. Greg missed the first three games as a junior due to having foot surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. Out of 13 games, he played 9, recording 18 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback pressures, 1 interception, and 1 pass defended.
Hardy elected to return to Ole Miss for his senior season even after being considered eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft. During the off-season in January 2009, Hardy underwent a second surgery on his right foot. Greg on July 12, 2009, was involved in a car accident along with teammate Dexter McCluster, where he worsened the foot injury and was put back in a walking cast. Greg missed the final three regular-season contests as a senior because of surgery on his fractured left wrist. He finished his college football career with 39.5 career tackles for loss and 26.5 sacks.
A Professional Football Career
A Career with the Carolina Panthers
Greg was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 6th round (175th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. On June 17, 2010, he was signed to a contract. In his rookie debut, he managed to record a blocked punt for safety as well as force a fumble, and record 4 tackles. Greg was fined $15,750 on November 9, 2012, for a roughing the passer penalty against Robert Griffin III versus the Washington Redskins in week 9. Hardy earned his first trip to the 2014 Pro Bowl and was named a second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
In the 2013 NFL season, Hardy was ranked 53rd in the NFL Top 100 for his breakout performance. During the 2014 offseason, he was set to become a free agent but on February 28, 2014, it was announced that the panthers had placed the franchise tag on him, thereby allowing him to return to the field for them during the 2014 seasons. In the 2014 season, Greg only played the first game and was laced on the commissioner’s exempt list following his violence case played out. He remained there for the rest of the season. The Panthers decided not to re-sign Hardy in March 2015.
A Career at Dallas Cowboys
Greg signed as a free agent a one-year, $11.3 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys on March 18, 2015. On April 22 that same year, he was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season without being paid because of violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. And on July 10, the NFL reduced it to a 4-game suspension so as to avoid a possible legal action on Hardy’s part. He had his first game after suspension against the New England Patriots. Where he had 2 sacks, and 5 hits on quarterback Tom Brady. After the season, the Cowboys chose not to re-sign Hardy due to inappropriate tweets, frequent tardiness and being a bad influence on the younger players on the team.
A Career at Spring League and Indoor Football
In 2017, Greg participated in The Spring League. And in January 2018, he signed with the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League.
A Mixed Martial Arts Career
An Amateur Career
Greg announced in October 2016, that he would start a mixed martial arts career, and had been training for several months. On November 4, 2017, he made his MMA debut, in which he defeated Joe Hawkins by knockout in a 32-second match. In his 3rd amateur bout on February 16, 2018, he defeated Ryan Chester via knockout 14 seconds into the first round.
A Professional Career
It was announced in April 2018, that Hardy would make his professional debut on June 12 at Dana White’s Contender Series 9. He was awarded a contract by the UFC after winning via knockout in the first round against fellow former NFL defensive end Austen Lane. Greg’s second professional fight was against Tebaris Gordon on the Dana White’s Contender Series 16. He won the fight via TKO in the fight’s opening minute. On September 29, 2018, he faced Rasheem Jones in his third professional fight career at Xtreme Fight Night 352. Hardy won by knockout at 53 seconds in the first round.
An Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Greg after obtaining an undefeated professional career of 3-0, with all 3 wins coming via Knockout inside one minute. On January 19, 2019, he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship promotional debut against Allen Crowder at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs Dillashaw. However, Greg lost the match via disqualification. On April 27, 2019, he had his second fight against Dmitrii Smoliakov at UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson. He won the fight by TKO in the first round. He then faced Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4 on July 20, 2019, where he won via TKO in the first round. On November 9, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 21, Greg replaced Junior dos Santos to face Alexander Volkov.
He however lost the fight by unanimous decision. Greg on March 28, 2020, was scheduled to face Yorgan de Castro at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was postponed. The bout eventually took place on May 9, 2020, and Hardy won the fight via unanimous decision. On December 19, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 183, he faced Marcin Tybura. Eventually, he knocked down Tybura in the first round but lost in the second round via technical knockout.
Greg faced Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264 on July 10, 2021, but lost the fight in round one via knockout. On January 22, 2022, Greg was scheduled to face Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 270. However, Aleksei withdrew and was replaced by Sergey Spivak. Just a week before the event, Greg withdrew from the event due to a finger injury, and the bout was removed from the event. The pair was moved to UFC 272, where he lost the fight in round one via technical knockout.
Greg Hardy Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5inches (1.96m) and a weight of 127kg (280lbs)
Greg Hardy Salary and Net Worth
His total earnings at UFC are $1,083,500, and a net worth of $4 million.