UFC on Fox and NFL host Jay Glazer has taken a strong stance against Greg Hardy. The former Dallas Cowboy was in the news yesterday when he said he would be making the move to MMA. But Glazer believes that Hardy's 2014 conviction on domestic violence charges should stop him from being allowed to train and compete in the sport. He took to Twitter to explain himself:
I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took (cont) https://t.co/6lHKFHerPa— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 11, 2016
The full text:
"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. 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"
Glazer also spoke to TMZ Sports, where he reiterated his points.
While Glazer's statements could make some sense, it seems odd that he's ignoring the number of fighters that currently compete for the UFC and other promotions that have been convicted of the same things that Greg Hardy has. Regardless, I'm sure Glazer isn't alone in his stance.