Greg Hardy and Austen Lane Explain Leaving NFL Behind Heading into Dana White’s Contender Series

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Season 2 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series starts on Tuesday, June 12, exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. Each week 10 fighters put it all on the line looking to earn a UFC contract with the UFC President sitting front row.

One of the featured bouts for the Season 2 premiere is a battle between NFL veterans Greg Hardy and Austen Lane.

Hardy is trying to battle back from a troubled past that includes allegations of domestic violence, using mixed martial arts as a way to refocus his life, not simply his career.

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Lane spent five years in the NFL, but training in MMA to improve his football skills eventually ignited a passion in him that could only be fed by fighting.