“Boom” Gordon Ready To Finish Greg Hardy (Unique) • MMA News
The lottery for who will get to struggle Heavyweight Greg Hardy in his second skilled struggle is over. Final evening Ariel Helwani reported by way of espn.com that Hardy will probably be preventing undefeated Heavyweight Tebaris “Boom” Gordon. The struggle will happen on August seventh on Dana White’s Tuesday Evening Contender Sequence.
“Boom” Gordon is 29 years outdated and Three-Zero as knowledgeable with all three wins coming by way of knockout. Along with his final struggle coming in December of 2017, Gordon defined his time without work.
“No. Honestly, we were trying to find fights. Most of the fights I’ve had offered I would say yes. Whoever they had offered , they would end up changing their minds. It’s been like six or seven fights that have been turned down. That’s why I had to sit and wait. When I got this offer I hurried up and jumped on it.”
As is the case with most fighters, Gordon has dreamed about getting his alternative within the UFC. A formidable win over Hardy would put Gordon in a major place to attain his goals.
“Greg Hardy is a tough opponent. What better way to try and make it into the UFC than fight a tough opponent? When my manager hit me up and asked me ‘did I want it?’, I said yes automatically. It’s just a great chance to make it to the UFC. It’s been a dream of mine for some years since I started doing MMA. It’s here. I just have to take advantage of it.”
Hardy has a really spectacular Professional Debut when he completed Austin Lane in underneath a minute. From what Gordon noticed, Hardy regarded nice. Simply don’t anticipate that very same end result when these two meet in early August.
“I didn’t get to watch it, but I did see it on the highlights, what happened. Once he knocked the guy out. He is very good. Athletic. Very strong. Obviously got power in them hands, but ya know, it’s going to be a fight. It won’t be 57 second easy knockout coming, ya know, he’s going to have to fight.”
Although Hardy’s expertise is simple, him being signed to a contract hasn’t come with out scrutiny. His checkered previous has made him one of the crucial polarizing figures within the sport as we speak. Gordon gained’t be centered on that come struggle evening.
“I don’t really think about it too much. People make mistakes. People make mistakes and they happen. It is what it is. Hopefully he’s gotten better since then. I don’t really have no ill will towards him for what he did. I guess he turned his life around…”
We’re about 4 weeks away from the struggle and the way issues will play out will proceed to be debated. Irrespective of our opinion, Gordon’s story is a good one. A soccer coach and father of three getting ready for a struggle to make all of his goals come true. “Boom” solely has one factor to say to Hardy earlier than their struggle.
“Be ready. It’s going to be a fight.”