Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac Moved To UFC 272

Greg Hardy will now be fighting at UFC 272.

Hardy was supposed to make his return at UFC 270 against Aleksei Oleinik, but the Russian was forced out of the fight. Shortly thereafter, it was announced Serghei Spivac agreed to step up on short notice…

Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy will now be fighting at UFC 272.

Hardy was supposed to make his return at UFC 270 against Aleksei Oleinik, but the Russian was forced out of the fight. Shortly thereafter, it was announced Serghei Spivac agreed to step up on short notice, but the former NFL Pro Bowler injured his finger and was forced to pull out.

Now, the UFC announced that Hardy and Spivac has been rebooked for UFC 272 on March 5 in Las Vegas. The main event of the card sees Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal.

Greg Hardy (7-4 and one No Contest) is on a two-fight losing streak. He’s coming off a first-round KO loss to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264 and before that, suffered a TKO loss to Marcin Tybura in December of 2020. Prior to the setbacks, he TKO’d Maurice Greene and beat Yorgan de Castro by decision.

The former Dallas Cowboy and Carolina Panther is 4-4 and one No Contest in the UFC with other wins over Dmitry Smolyakov and Juan Adams. His other losses were to Alexander Volkov and a DQ loss to Allen Crowder in his debut.

Greg Hardy
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Serghei Spivac (13-3) had his three-fight winning streak snapped last time out as he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Tom Aspinall in September. It was a fight he took on short notice after beating Aleksei Oleinik, a TKO win over Jared Vanderaa, and a decision win over Carlos Felipe.

The 26-year-old is 4-3 in the UFC with his other win being a submission victory over Tai Tuivasa. His losses came to Tybura by decision and a knockout loss to Walt Harris in his debut.

With the addition of Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac at UFC 272, the card is as follows:

  • Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell
  • Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan
  • Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot
  • Maryna Moroz vs. Mariya Agapova
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
  • Tim Elliott vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey
  • Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Devonte Smith vs. Erick Gonzalez

Who do you think will win at UFC 272, Greg Hardy or Serghei Spivac?

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Tuivasa Responds To Hardy’s UFC 264 Take With Trolling Instagram Video

UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa has responded to Greg Hardy’s attempts to downplay his victory at UFC 264 last July.

When heavyweights collide, we tend to either see big shots and brutal knockouts or, often, less-than entertaining decisions. …

Tai Tuivasa, Greg Hardy

UFC heavyweight contender Tai Tuivasa has responded to Greg Hardy’s attempts to downplay his victory at UFC 264 last July.

When heavyweights collide, we tend to either see big shots and brutal knockouts or, often, less-than entertaining decisions. When Tuivasa is in action, it’s almost always the former.

That was the case on the undercard of Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier’s trilogy fight in 2021. After rebounding from three consecutive losses with back-to-back first-round KOs against Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker, Tuivasa was matched up with former NFL defensive end Hardy.

After just over a minute, the fight was over, and “Bam Bam” was pouring beer into a dirty shoe. How did he get there? By knocking Hardy out.

After “Prince of War” appeared to rock the Australian, he moved in for the finish, a decision that would prove to be his downfall. With a hard left as Hardy rushed in, Tuivasa sent his opponent to the canvas and quickly forced referee Mark Smith to step in.

Tuivasa Mocks Hardy For Surprising Claims

Despite what appeared to be a fairly clear cut and convincing finish, Hardy provided a surprising view in a recent interview with Combat Sports on Fanatics View. When discussing his latest setback, which represented his second consecutive defeat, Hardy suggested Tuivasa fought like a coward and claimed he “didn’t get rocked.”

“Afterwards he turned into a clown. First of all, he talks all the trash about walking into the middle, and we all know what happened, right. He got slapped around and decided to run back to the cage,” said Hardy. “And I made a mistake… He cowarded out of the brawl that we agreed upon and started throwing little girl haymakers, and luckily lands one… But I didn’t get punched, didn’t get rocked, or anything; just did some stupid crap.”

Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t taken long for Tuivasa to respond. While some would reply in interviews or with statements on social media, “Bam Bam” is different. From the man who brought us an image of the face of a viral self-defense trainer on the body of Daniel Cormier, we’ve now got an edited video of Hardy that mocks his recent claims.

In a recent Instagram post, Tuivasa made one thing clear: ‘downplay my victory over you and you’ll have your talking face morphed onto yourself getting knocked out by me…’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CY0vqf0NwT5/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=4cf004e5-ff36-4c47-9f14-ec8e0efe05cc

“@greghardjr KEEEEFFFFFFEEEE I’ve fucked longer then our fight, like once! Go crawl back in your corner boy you all (cap)”

With his ’90s pop walkouts, his constant shoeys and newly-created shoeyvasa, and social media presence, Tuivasa really is the gift that just keeps on giving.

What do you make of Greg Hardy’s remarks about his loss to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264?

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Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak Moved To UFC 272

Greg HardyThe UFC announced Tuesday that the contest between Greg Hardy and Sergey Spivak originally scheduled for this weekend has been moved to UFC 272 in Las Vegas. Hardy was originally scheduled to long-time veteran Alexey Oleinik but after Oleinik was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury, Spivak stepped in to take his place. […]

Greg Hardy

The UFC announced Tuesday that the contest between Greg Hardy and Sergey Spivak originally scheduled for this weekend has been moved to UFC 272 in Las Vegas.

Hardy was originally scheduled to long-time veteran Alexey Oleinik but after Oleinik was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury, Spivak stepped in to take his place. However, just days later, Hardy was also forced out of the fight after falling victim to a grisly finger injury.

Hardy has suffered back-to-back knockout defeats in his last two outings at the hands of Marcin Tybura and most notably, Tai Tuivasa at UFC 264.

Greg Hardy’s UFC Future Still Up In The Air

The former Dallas Cowboys standout has just one fight remaining on his current contract, one which he hopes to win in order to secure a new deal with the UFC. However, Hardy expressed gratitude towards Dana White and thanked him for the opportunity he’s been given whether his deal gets renewed or not.

On the other side, this was the second time that Spivak, who has a win over Oleinik in the UFC, has stepped in for the Russian submission specialist. ‘Polar Bear’ was also finished in violent fashion in the first round of his last outing against rising contender Tom Aspinall at UFC Vegas 36.

Assuming Hardy’s injury heals and the bout goes on as scheduled, it will be a big opportunity for both men to get back into the win column.

Win or lose, do you think this will be the last we see of Greg Hardy in the UFC?

Two Major Changes To UFC 270 Card Announced

UFC 270 is just a week away, but there have been a few changes to the card.

The UFC 270 card will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View in 2022 and it is stacked. The headliner is a heavyweight title matchup between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ci…

UFC 270

UFC 270 is just a week away, but there have been a few changes to the card.

The UFC 270 card will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View in 2022 and it is stacked. The headliner is a heavyweight title matchup between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane.

The interesting circumstances between these two fighters and the fact that they used to train together have made this bout the standout on the card. The rest of the main card and prelims are filled with top talent as well. However, there have been two important changes to the event recently.

The first change is Greg Hardy is off of the UFC 270 lineup. Aleksei Oleinik was originally booked to face Hardy but had to withdraw from the bout. Hardy was then paired against Sergey Spivak. Hardy made the announcement himself on Instagram.

The other shake-up to the UFC 270 fight card is Charles Jourdain has stepped in to face Ilia Topuria after his original opponent Movsar Evloev fell ill. This news was first reported by Álvaro Gª Colmenero on Twitter. Topuria is currently undefeated as a professional and is now on a three-win streak in the UFC. Jourdain is coming off a win over Andre Ewell just a few weeks ago.

With these last-minute changes, the current UFC 270 fight card is as follows:

  • Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic)
  • Flyweight Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Bantamweight Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov
  • Featherweight: Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain
  • Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman
  • Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
  • Bantamweight Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Welterweight Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
  • Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Women’s Flyweight Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

What is your pick for UFC 270 Fight of the Night?

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Greg Hardy Out Of UFC 270 Fight Due To Injury In Camp

Greg HardyUFC heavyweight Greg Hardy has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight at UFC 270 after suffering a hand injury in camp. Hardy was originally supposed to face Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 270 before Oleinik dropped out of the bout. Serghei Spivac stepped up to take the short-notice fight, but this time Hardy was […]

Greg Hardy

UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight at UFC 270 after suffering a hand injury in camp.

Hardy was originally supposed to face Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 270 before Oleinik dropped out of the bout. Serghei Spivac stepped up to take the short-notice fight, but this time Hardy was on the unfortunate end of a fight-altering injury.

Hardy broke the news on his Instagram page, along with a graphic photo of the injury.

WARNING: The following photo is graphic.

“New date, who dis,” Hardy said. “Gotta keep it light even though I’m kinda sick about it. Putting on a show on the biggest card of the year was my 2022 dream and now I gotta wait. KOs coming soon, sorry.”

Greg Hardy Was Slated To Make His Return After Back To Back Knockout Losses

Hardy most recently fell via first-round knockout to Tai Tuivasa last summer at UFC 264. Before that, he fell by another knockout in the toughest test of his career against Marcin Tybura in late 2020.

Hardy, a former NFL star who transitioned to MMA after a tumultuous ending to his football career, had looked promising since his UFC debut in 2019. He’s earned big wins over the likes of Yorgan De Castro, Maurice Greene, and Juan Adams before his recent struggles in the cage.

It’s unclear how long Hardy will be sidelined from competition after suffering the brutal hand injury. It’s also unclear if the finger is completely broken or partially fractured, which could determine how long he’ll have to recover.

It’s unclear if the UFC will keep Spivac on the card, but it’s unlikely the promotion will do so after multiple switches with the fight. Hardy is anticipating a return sometime later this year.

Who do you want Greg Hardy to fight next?

Greg Hardy Says He Would Love To See Antonio Brown Fight

Greg HardyUFC heavyweight and former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy would love to see NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown fight. Hardy claims that he was the one that paved the way for NFL players to even think about coming into the combat sports world. Le’Veon Bell has recently called out Tyron Woodley after losing once again […]

Greg Hardy

UFC heavyweight and former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy would love to see NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown fight.

Hardy claims that he was the one that paved the way for NFL players to even think about coming into the combat sports world. Le’Veon Bell has recently called out Tyron Woodley after losing once again to Jake Paul. Woodley was devastatingly knocked out by Paul in their second matchup. Bell even showed off his boxing skills in a video that he posted to social media. Brown was also rumored to be in talks to fight Logan Paul before he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hardy believes that NFL players are the best athletes and that their athleticism can translate to any sport successfully. He would love to see what players like Brown and Bell could do inside the combat sports world.

Greg Hardy was speaking with BJPenn.com when he had this to say about Antonio Brown’s potential

“Man, I would like to see AB fight. Honestly, bro, Greg Hardy paved the way for all you boys, so you are welcome, for sure. Football players and their versatility have been underrated for a very long time. People have been telling me that I can’t play receiver or do this, I’ve done it all. NFL players are the most agile, versatile, lethal, vicious people on the planet. I think if these guys put their mind to it and overcome the ridiculousness that is training for a fight, I think it would be amazing. The entertainment level will go up, guaranteed. I’m excited to see it, hopefully, they are serious.” (Transcribed by BJPenn.com)

Hardy is coming off of two straight KO/TKO losses to Tai Tuivasa and Marcin Tybura. Hardy now has a record of 7-4 inside the cage. He has an upcoming fight against veteran fighter Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 270.

Would you want to see Brown or Bell fight?