Ex NFL player Greg Hardy just received another shot in the majors but not on the gridiron.

The former Pro Bowler now turned pro MMA fighter secured a UFC contract by KO’ing Austen Lane in 55 seconds during the first round.

This bout was also Hardy’s debut as a pro fighter. While the victory was impressive, there’s a reason why Hardy is throwing hands instead of sacking quarterbacks.

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Ex-NFL DE Greg Hardy earns first professional victory in UFC by KO in 57 seconds😳

Considering the previous domestic charges associated with Hardy, his arrival to Dana White’s UFC proves White’s previous comments about fighters involved domestic violence cases now ring hollow AF.

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Dana White in 2014: "There's one thing that you never bounce back from, and that's putting your hands on a woman." Dana White right about now: "I didn't mean that, Greg Hardy. Welcome to the UFC.

The Shadow League will keep you updated as this story still develops.