Hardy is set to fight Allen Crowder at UFC on ESPN on Jan. 19 — the same night Ostovich will return to the Octagon after her domestic violence incident.
Some critics are upset with the UFC — claiming the organization is tone deaf putting Hardy and Ostovich on the same card because of Hardy’s past domestic violence issues.
FYI, Hardy was found guilty of domestic violence by a judge in 2014 — but the conviction was thrown out in 2015 when he appealed to have the case go in front of a jury … and his accuser stopped cooperating with prosecutors.
Dana White has previously told us he’s spoken with Hardy about the incident — but he’s convinced Greg is a changed man.
So, how does Greg’s new opponent feel? We spoke with Crowder — who’s fought against beasts like Curtis Blaydes and Justin Willis — and he spelled it out for us.
“I definitely want to win this fight for [Ostovich]. I’m very against men beating women. And, I’m definitely not a woman, so he’s gonna have a lot harder time with me then he did the last person.”
“I’m gonna get that win for her.”