Greg Hardy’s career in mixed martial arts will be too short to ever be painful, if Jay Glazer has his way.
Shortly after Hardy announced Tuesday that he intends to become an MMA fighter, Glazer, an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and MMA trainer, used Twitter to issue a resounding “you’re not welcome here” message to the unsigned NFL player.
Glazer cites Hardy’s 2014 arrest on domestic violence allegations as reason to prevent him from learning the fight trade.
“I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took Greg Hardy in and taught him a shred of our incredible sport,” Glazer wrote. “Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs domestic violence. Me and all my coaches at @Unbreakable do and take great pride in that. Competing in any sport is a privilege, Greg Hardy should not be granted the privilege. There are many beautiful arts taught in our sport, none of which should be afforded to him.”
Hardy currently is an NFL free agent. Glazer is hard at work extending that status to the mixed-martial-arts realm.
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