Saturday night was a very busy one for combat sports fans and your remotes. The UFC's new era on ESPN and ESPN plus started with a blockbuster card in Brooklyn. Around the same time that the UFC main card got going, the 1st big boxing match of the year kicked off in Las Vegas. The UFC card had a fair amount of controversy. The biggest news item was Greg Hardy's UFC debut. The former NFL pro bowler took on Allen Crowder in the co-main event of the evening. It was a very sloppy fight that Crowder was actually getting the better of. In the 2nd round, Crowder began to talk trash to Hardy and shortly after the fighters found themselves in a ground scramble and Hardy landed a blatantly illegal knee. Crowder couldn't continue, and Hardy was disqualified. In post-fight interviews, Hardy claimed that he didn't understand the rules completely and didn't throw the knee on purpose. Watch it below and judge for yourself. The main event of that card was over as soon as it started. Henry Cejudo dispatched bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw in just 32 seconds. Dillashaw was clearly rocked by a Cejudo head kick, but most agreed that it was an early stoppage. Is a rematch at 135 pounds now warranted? In the night cap Manny Pacquiao scored a dominant unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner. Broner averaged about 8 punches a round that connected, but was still convinced that he won after the fight and delivered one of the most delusional post fight interviews of all time. Jim Gray wasn't having it. Check it out below.
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