Last night, ESPN reported that the first NFL star Greg Hardy is likely to make his long-discussed UFC debut on January 19 in Brooklyn, New York, when the UFC makes its first appearance on ESPN +.
Hardy's seemingly innovative move to the UFC has always been the subject of controversy, as he was previously found guilty of two domestic violence charges against his ex-girlfriend (though the charges were later removed when his victim did not appear in court ). That is, it's hard to imagine the UFC handling the controversial former NFL debut no worse.
In the scheduling hardy for the January 19th card, the promotion put him on the same map as Rachael Ostowicz, who was the victim of domestic violence, my week ago. East Timor, who was set to fight on the card, was closed to withdraw the card as a result of the injuries she was in her attack, but decided to stay on the card to send a message of solidarity And strength her fellow survivor.
"Although this is a very difficult time for me and my family, I feel that this action in January was important," said Rachael Ostowych. "I found that it was extremely important for me to follow with him and not only for me, but first for my daughter and other people who can go through similar situations." I want to take a stand against domestic violence and show others It is okay to come out and talk about it and not be silent.
"I feel like I have to do it, this is something that can not be removed from me.I want to use this great world worldwide to show people who … do not let anyone or something come between you and your dreams and Your career. "
Now, it appears, Rachael Ostowych will share the card with a person who was previously found guilty of the crime he recently was victim of.
Unsurprisingly, the MMA community had a nice message about the invisible doing-dove decision by the UFC. Here's how people are reacting to Twitter.
Greg Hardy's Avenue UFC Debut is always going to be controversial and met with difficult criticism. However, to debut him on the same card as Rachael Ostowych (on the first ESPN card, no less) is a dubious decision at Best and Incredibly Tone-Dove. https://t.co/lqd8BYW9GA
– Ariel Helwani (@ arielhelwani) December 5, 2018
.@ bokamotoESPN Is reporting that Greg Hardy will make his UFC debut on the same January 19 card that Rachael Ostowych will fight on. That's incredibly poor judgment by the UFC and so easily avoidable.
– Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) December 5, 2018
Of course it would be on the first ESPN + card … What happens to be the same card that Rachel Ostowych is fighting on when she speaks openly and stands against DV. Generally troubled stuff from the UFC. #Coffee https://t.co/7TIj2j1el6
– Drake Riggs (@Dre_Kriggs) December 5, 2018
What would be the same event as Rachael Ostowych. Not the best idea. https://t.co/IR4FSEtTvo
– Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) December 5, 2018
Look, we all knew Hardy Debiting is going to happen, but this is a completely idiotic placement by the UFC with what exactly happened to East Timor. https://t.co/ZTPQhDZ1qP
– Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) December 5, 2018
– Jennifer Millsap (@jenmillsap) December 5, 2018
He's (Grey Hardy) made him @ufc Debit on the same card as Rachel Ostowicz, who was recently a victim of domestic violence. Not sure they (UFC) thought this one by. Only my $ .02 ? https://t.co/4ueDxPSfPF
– Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) December 5, 2018
On the same card as Rachael Ostowych … "Proud" of the UFC ? https://t.co/PT1ZNPZV84
– Marek utz (@ Bigmarsel 24) December 5, 2018
If not one of her MMA media members in attendance for that UFC on ESPN + card featuring Greg Hardy and Rachel Ostowitch dare to capture the topic of domestic violence during your fight week interviews and media obligations – you're a fucking fraud.
– Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) December 5, 2018
The UFC: "Domestic violence is unacceptable, and we will do something to support Rachael Ostowych through her difficult time leading to #Coffee. "
Also, the UFC: pic.twitter.com/x8rKS5btu2
– Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) December 5, 2018
So we have Greg Hardy, who has a history of domestic abuse, on the same card as Rachel Ostowych, who has actively been campaigning against domestic violence after recently achieved. Sounds right. #Coffee https://t.co/HyO5XHHl7G
– Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) December 5, 2018
UFC: What's so bad about Greg Hardy and fighting him on the same card as Rachel Ostowych?
– Davei Boi (@Davei_Boi) December 5, 2018
Jon Anic: And just like that! RACHAEL OSTOVICH GET THE TAP IN THE THIRD! Wow! What an absolute triumph! Coming back from a broken orbital bone only months ago!
ESPN Broadcast Team: True Inspirational Stuff. Up next, NFL Star Greg Hardy makes his UFC debut. Keep up with!
– MacMally? (@MacMallyMMA) December 5, 2018
Absorbently abolishing the UFC to draft Greg Hardy's debut for the same card Rachael Ostowych is fighting. Is it really possible that they are neglected? Unbelievable.
– Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) December 5, 2018
Incredibly doing pigeons by the UFC, they probably put Greg Hardy on the same show as Rachel Ostowish for the first ESPN show. They said that they were screaming for a major event at this point, which is pretty sad because it should be locked up weeks ago.
– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 5, 2018
What do you think of the UFC's decision to put Rachael Ostowicz and Greg Hardy on the same card?
The article first appeared on BJPENN.COM On 12/5/2018.