Curtis Blaydes doesn’t believe that Greg Hardy intentionally broke any rules in his disqualification loss to Allen Crowder at UFC Brooklyn.
The controversial former Dallas Cowboy, Hardy, made his octagon debut at last weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 1 event against Allen Crowder.
Greg Hardy was eventually disqualified from the fight, this after he landed an illegal knee to the head of Allen Crowder which ultimately prevented his opponent from being able to continue.
The result did not sit well with the fight fans in attendance at the Barclays Center, who proceeded to shower Greg Hardy with boos.
Hardy himself was very upset by the result, and remains adamant that he is not a cheater.
Most recently, perennial heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes came to the defense of the former NFL stars controversial octagon debut.
“I don’t think his past transgressions had anything to do with what happened out there in the cage,” Blaydes told the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast with hosts Matt Serra and Jim Norton (via MMAJunkie). “I think he was super excited, because that was me. When I was an amateur, that was me – just in the cage swinging wildly, hitting guys in the back of the head because you’re just so amped up. It takes time to get used to fighting.”
Curtis Blaydes continued to discuss the octagon debut of Greg Hardy:
“People don’t get you have to be calm and at the same time hyper-aggressive, which is a hard thing to do,” Blaydes said. “He threw that knee and I think he was expecting his opponent to pop up, and when he didn’t, he couldn’t stop the knee.”
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