(Content Warning: This post is about domestic violence, though images in embedded videos may be undesirable to some).
Right before one of the most important events in the history of the UFC, ESPN has released a primer for the uninitiated, referring to its most controversial signatures, Greg Hardy.
ESPN's Jeremy Schaap has contributed to the preparation of the UFC's first streak of ESPN and can address the concerns of fans and media on his trip to the UFC.
This piece is short, but contains the previously published pictures of the bruises and injuries suffered by his former partner Nicole Holder. As expected, it begins its journey in the NFL before it chooses its route in the MMA (link here, if not available on page).
Of particular concern is the fact that Hardy continues to deny any guilt at the 2:10 mark in the video despite being convicted of the crime. Hardy's ambivalence and an unusually vague approach to answering questions lead to a more direct exchange.
Narrator: Meanwhile, despite the outcome of the bankruptcy proceedings, he continued to deny that he had attacked (Nicole) Holder.
Interviewer: You say you did not do anything wrong, you are innocent, and yet the pictures of her that have appeared have the effect of hindering a woman who has had some kind of physical contact. How do you explain that?
Hardy: As I said, that's a conversation for lawyers and so on. Pictures are pictures and they can look the way they want, but I'll stop you there and say I did not do anything wrong. This situation has occurred and this situation has been dealt with, but as a man you can not avoid situations in which you are not to blame or to blame. I have the feeling that I have done nothing wrong, but I claim that I am innocent. Yes, sir.
Interviewer: Have you ever picked them up?
Hardy: No, sir.
Hardy: No, sir.
The play goes on to his drug arrest and his start in MMA with highlights of his fights. Dana White's assurances that Hardy is throwing a new leaf is also a short cameo.
It is unusual for the UFC to be so critically watched by a broadcaster as Fox Sports has never really taken that kind of initiative in some of the most controversial incidents of the past. But now that they're at the big kids' table, things have changed.
Hardy is still ready to join Allan Crowder in the UFC Brooklyn co-main event on Saturday night, which has a main board start time of 10 PM / 7 PM PT on ESPN +.
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