Former troubled American Football player and current UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy had recently made some pretty laughable claims that he might not just be the greatest MMA or UFC heavyweight of all time, but the greatest combat sports heavyweight athlete of all time. Yes, you read that right, Hardy laid claim to being a greater heavyweight than the likes of Daniel Cormier, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, etc. Now the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has ridiculed Hardy’s comments and has termed them to be ridiculous and asinine.
Tate in a recent interview given to MMA Tonight on Sirius XM, gave Hardy a verbal beatdown. She claimed that there is absolutely no viable justification that Hardy can give for his claims and that Hardy’s statements are pretty asinine for someone like Cormier who has worked exceptionally hard his whole life to get to the GOAT conversation.
Here’s what she had to say:
He’s got a lot of work to do before he even sniffs the greatest heavyweight of all time. So these statements are just…he’s pulling them out of thin air. I don’t know where he gets any viable justification that he could be in that conversation of the greatest heavyweight of all time. Look, I appreciate that you’re enthusiastic about your career and what you have ahead of you, but I don’t think that’s possible. You look at Daniel Cormier who has been doing this the majority of his life, and he has accomplished so much in that time because it’s the single sport that he really has made his career out of. It’s a pretty asinine statement. So anyway, I know he has his next bout coming up, so it’s one bout at a time, and he’s got to focus on what’s the next step ahead, not being the greatest heavyweight of all time because, to me, that’s ridiculous.