Disgraced former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy has seemingly given up on being able to make it back to the NFL. After a domestic violence case brought against him, the Cowboys gave him a second chance last year and that proved to be a circus, with one embarrassing moment after another plaguing Hardy and the franchise.

Without a team for the 2016 season and seemingly beyond, and fresh off an arrest dealing with cocaine charges, Hardy announced that he’s going to move into a mixed martial arts career.

If there’s one person who knows the NFL AND MMA world inside and out it’s Jay Glazer. The Fox Sports reporter isn’t only one of the top insiders in the NFL, he’s also an MMA trainer and fanatic. Glazer has even mixed the two together by offering MMA training to NFL players.

Glazer has also never been one to mince words. And when it comes to Hardy wanting to enter mixed martial arts, Glazer laid out a challenge to promoters and trainers alike to refuse Hardy access into the sport in this lengthy Twitter message.

Here’s the full message linked above:

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 followed up on his remarks in a video on the street talking to TMZ. He talked about training women in MMA to defend themselves in domestic violence situations against individuals precisely like Hardy. He also talked about Hardy’s complete lack of remorse for his actions.

Those are very strong words from Glazer and It’s very difficult to imagine a top-flight promotion like UFC or Bellator taking a flier on Hardy. However, something tells me it’s easier for 32 NFL teams to pass on Greg Hardy than it is for some renegade or second-tier MMA promotion who will want to make a name for themselves and get in the headlines.

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