NFL News : Greg Hardy says he aims to be UFC heavyweight champion

Greg Hardy says he aims to be UFC heavyweight champion

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Troubled former Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy says his ultimate goal is to be in the UFC, and he thinks he can be the heavyweight champ.

TMZ reports that Hardy, who's making his amateur debut this weekend, has been training for over a year at American Top Team in Florida, the same gym where UFC stars such as Tyron WoodleyJoanna Jedrzejczyk and Amanda Nunes train.

"Honestly I would like to be in the UFC, and be able to obtain UFC gold."

Hardy was previously charged with domestic abuse, and was essentially run out of the NFL because of his off-field behavior. He was found guilty in 2014 of assaulting a female and communicating threats, and sentenced him to 18 months probation, suspending a 60-day jail sentence.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer previously said Hardy's past should keep him out of the Octagon, but Hardy's plugging ahead, preparing for his first fight November 4 at Rise of a Warrior 21 against Joe Hawkins.

"I want to be champion of everything I can be. The world champion, best heavyweight."

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Source: TMZ · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency