Last night, ESPN said that the former NFL star, Greg Hardy, is likely to make his UFC debugging competition on January 19 in Brooklyn, New York, when UFC will appear first on ESPN +.
Hardy is inevitably moving to UFC has always been the subject of a debate, because he had previously convicted two accusations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend (despite those payments later when he was not his victim appeared in court). Having said that, it is hard to imagine that the UFC treats the earlier debate in the former NFL worse.
When registering Hardy for this January 19 card, promotion has been placed on the same card with Rachael Ostovich, who suffered domestic violence a few weeks ago. Ostovich, who has fought against Paige VanZant on the card, is suddenly surprised to be off the card as a result of the injuries he held in his assault, but he has decided to stay on the A card to send a message of unity and strength to its co-survivors.
"Although this was a very difficult time for me and my family, I felt that this battle in January was important," said Rachael Ostovich. "I felt it was extremely important for me to follow with it and not just for me, but first for a girl and other people who could go through similar situations. I want to stand a stand against domestic violence and showing others that she is really coming out and talking about it and not being insisted.
"I feel that I have to do this. This is something that can not be removed from me. I want to use this UFC platform worldwide to show people who … do not letting anyone and anything come between you and your dreams and career. "
Now, it seems, Rachael Ostovich will share the card with a man who was found guilty of the victim's very recent crime.
Surprisingly, the MMA community has commented on this decision as unpleasant as unacceptable by UFC. Here's how people respond on Twitter.
Finally, Greg Hardy would appear controversial and meet heavy criticism. However, to start the same card with Rachael Ostovich (on the first ESPN card, no less) is a suspicious decision at the best and incredible tone-deaf. https://t.co/lqd8BYW9GA
– Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 5, 2018
.@bokamotoESPN reports that Greg Hardy will make her UFC award on the same Jan card. 19 that Rachael Ostovich will fight on. The UFC's incredible ruling is so easy and easy to avoid.
– Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) December 5, 2018
Of course, it would be on the first ESPN + card … which also happens to be the same card that Rachael Ostovich fights as she speaks openly and stands against DV. Serious UFC stories. #UFCBrooklyn https://t.co/7TIj2j1el6
– Drake Riggs (@Dre_Kriggs) December 5, 2018
That's an event with Rachael Ostovich. Not the best idea. https://t.co/IR4FSEtTvo
– Jed I. Goodman (@ jedigoodman) December 5, 2018
Look, we all knew Hardy's argument was going to happen, but this is a very incredible UFC setting with what happened to Ostovich. https://t.co/ZTPQhDZ1qP
– Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) December 5, 2018
– Jennifer Millsap (@jenmillsap) December 5, 2018
He (Greg Hardy) does his @ufc first on the same card with Rachel Ostovich who recently suffered domestic violence. Not sure they (UFC) think this one through. Just my $ .02 ? https://t.co/4ueDxPSfPF
– Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) December 5, 2018
On the same card with Rachael Ostovich … "Proud" UFC ? https://t.co/PT1ZNPZV84
– MaRCeL DoRFF ???? (@ BigMarcel24) December 5, 2018
If there is not one member of you of MMA members that are present for that UFC on an ESPN + card including Greg Hardy and Rachel Ostovich intend to raise the issue of domestic violence during your week interviews fight and liabilities & media – you're a fake fraud.
– Jordan Patu (@ Jordan_Patu) December 5, 2018
And UFC: "Domestic violence is unacceptable, and we will do anything to support Rachael Ostovich through her difficult time leading to #UFCBrooklyn. "
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 with Rachael Ostovich, who has been campaigning against domestic violence after his recent attack. Sounds OK. #UFCBrooklyn https://t.co/HyO5XHHl7G
– Alex Scaffidi (@alexscaffidi_) December 5, 2018
UFC: What's so bad about Greg Hardy and he's fighting in the same card with Rachel Ostovich?
– Davei Boi (@Davei_Boi) December 5, 2018
Jon Anik: AND THAT YOU HAVE THIS YOU! RACHAEL OSTOVICH IN THE TODAY OF THE TAP IN THIRDDAY! WAW! WHAT'S ABSOLUT APPROVED! PLEASE PLEASE WITHOUT MISSION WITHOUT AN EXPERIENCE BROKEN ONLY !!
ESPN broadcasting team: Very inspiring items. Next, NFL star Greg Hardy makes her first UFC. Stay tune!
– MacMally? (@MacMallyMMA) December 5, 2018
In contrast to the UFC to organize the start of Greg Hardy for the same Rachael Ostovich card fighting. Are they really potentially careless? Awesome
– Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) December 5, 2018
It is likely that UFC will hit the deaf is likely to give Greg Hardy the same show as Rachel Ostovich for the first ESPN show. They were told they scratched for a major incident here, which is quite sad because it should be locked up weeks ago.
– Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenMMA) December 5, 2018
What do you think of UFC's decision to put Rachael Ostovich and Greg Hardy on the same card?
This article first appeared BJPENN.COM on 12/5/2018.