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Juan Adams slates ‘delusional’ Greg Hardy for calling himself the fighting version of Michael Jordan

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Juan Adams wasn’t a fan of Greg Hardy’s comments comparing himself to Michael Jordan.

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It was revealed earlier this week that Greg Hardy’s next UFC opponent would be Juan Adams, and already Adams has taken aim at Hardy’s comments in which he compared himself to basketball legend Michael Jordan.

After being disqualified against Allen Crowder in his UFC debut for an illegal knee, Hardy (4-1) picked up his first win for the promotion last month by defeating Dmitry Smolyakov by first-round TKO. Hardy then went on to say he is the “fights sports’ athlete version of what Michael Jordan could be.”

Speaking recently to Luke Thomas, Adams slated Hardy for the opponents he has faced so far in both his amateur and professional MMA career.

“The other issue I have with him is, you have to understand, he washed out of one sport because of his off the field issues,” Adams said. “He comes into another sport and he doesn’t follow the correct path. Look at his amateur career. He fought a guy that was 44, then he fought a guy that was 42, then he fought a guy that was 37, and then for his pro debut, yeah that guy has a 4-0 or 4-1 record but the guy walked around at 240. (Transcription via MMA Fighting)

“So he beats that guy, that guy hasn’t won a fight since then, he then fights a guy that looks like Jabba the Hut, I don’t think that guy has won a fight since then, and his third opponent was another guy that was 6 foot tall and walked around at 240. That’s not a real heavyweight. His opponents have gotten worse until Allen Crowder. Then he fights Allen Crowder and gets disqualified. Then he goes and fights a guy that’s 0-2 in the UFC that they re-signed just so he could beat him. Then he starts talking like he’s Michael Jordan? That’s so dumb.”

Much like Hardy, Adams (5-1) was a standout on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, and was eventually signed to the UFC afterwards. “The Kraken” suffered his first MMA loss earlier this month against Arjan Singh Bhullar.

“So on top of all those reasons, he’s just stupid on top of all of it,” Adams said. “And the stupidity aspect is really what bothered me more than anything. It really blows my mind and it’s almost incomprehensible how someone can be that delusional and that dumb.”

Adams vs. Hardy will be part of UFC on ESPN: San Antonio on Saturday, July 20th.