Former NFL star Greg Hardy made his bare-knuckle boxing debut on Friday night at BKFC KnuckleMania 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it did not go well.
Hardy was taking on Josh Watson and never had any answers, seemingly overwhelmed by Watson’s power.
At the end of the first, Hardy was badly hurt by a heavy left hand from Watson.
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Then, in the second round, Watson was able to get the job done with a devastating knockout.
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Better luck next time.
Hardy signed a multi-fight contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in the summer of 2022 after his stint with the UFC. Hardy (7-5) saw his time in the UFC come to an end after three straight knockout losses to Marcin Tybura, Tai Tuivasa, and Sergey Spivak, respectively.
It looks like his glass jaw inside of the Octagon carried over to the BKFC ring.