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Greg Hardy’s off-field misconduct Kyler Murray Jersey , most notably a 2014 domestic violence case, ended his NFL career. the Cowboys signed him, were heavily criticized for it, and decided they didn’t want him back after the season. No other NFL team has wanted him since then.But there’s another sports league that does want Hardy: The Ultimate Fighting Championship. And ESPN wants to televise Hardy’s debut in the Octagon.The plan is for Hardy to have his first official UFC fight on the first fight card of ESPN’s new deal with the UFC, according to ESPN.com.It’s easy to see why UFC and ESPN want that: This is a big deal for both parties. For the UFC, the deal with ESPN brings a measure of credibility, which the organization has sought from its founding 25 years ago. For ESPN, the Hardy fight will be airing exclusively on its streaming ESPN+ platform Byron Murphy Jersey , which the company badly wants to promote. Hardy is a recognizable name, and there will be plenty of fans watching in the hopes of seeing him knock someone out — and perhaps more fans watching in the hopes of seeing him get knocked out.But there’s something about “Greg Hardy cage fight” that just screams, “Lowest common denominator.” It also doesn’t help that the UFC has repeatedly tried to downplay the seriousness of Hardy’s past actions. UFC President Dana White falsely claimed that Hardy was “never charged with anything,” which simply isn’t true: Hardy was arrested and charged after his ex-girlfriend accused him of grabbing her, choking her, throwing her down and threatening to kill her, on May 13, 2014. Two months later, a judge found him guilty of assault and communicating threats. Under North Carolina law Andy Isabella Jersey , Hardy had the right to a second trial in front of a jury, and before that jury trial he and his ex-girlfriend settled a civil lawsuit, at which point she declined to testify against him in the criminal case. As a result, prosecutors dropped the charges. That’s a far cry from “never charged with anything.”Hardy’s past hasn’t kept the UFC from wanting him. He has twice fought on a program called “Dana White’s Contender Series,” which airs on the UFC’s streaming platform, although those are not considered official UFC fights. The UFC has also shown care in developing Hardy as a mixed martial arts fighter, helping him get favorable matchups. So far Hardy has had three amateur MMA fights and three pro fights, and he’s won all six by first-round knockout.Hardy’s next opponent, Allen Crowder Zach Allen Jersey , has had one official UFC fight, and he lost that one by first-round knockout. So the UFC is again giving Hardy a fight he should win, and should win with a highlight-reel knockout that will probably get replayed over and over again on , with reminders to the viewers that the way to watch Hardy fight is to subscribe to ESPN+.This is ultimately about making money, and the UFC and ESPN think they’ll make money by doing something no NFL team is willing to do: Partnering with Greg Hardy. CHICAGO (AP) — From the moment they identified him as the quarterback to lift their struggling franchise, the Chicago Bears envisioned big games from Mitchell Trubisky.As breakthroughs go, this was a huge one.Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes — one shy of the NFL record — and the NFC North-leading Bears pounded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 on Sunday.The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of performance general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he traded up a spot to draft the prized quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick last year.He finished one TD pass short of the franchise mark set by Sid Luckman against the New York Giants in 1943. Luckman is tied with seven others in NFL history to throw seven TD passes in a game. The Bears also racked up 483 yards in this one, nearly matching their record of 488 in that same game, on the way to their highest point total since 51-20 victory over Tennessee in 2012.“It’s very humbling because you know the history of the Bears and how many great players have come through this organization Hakeem Butler Jersey ,” Trubisky said. “For me, you’re just trying to create your own legacy and try to make a path.”The defense did its part, harassing Ryan Fitzpatrick before Jameis Winston took over to start the second half. And the Bears (3-1) matched their longest win streak since a 3-0 start in 2013.Trubisky had never thrown for more than two touchdowns in a game. But he tossed five in the first half alone as Chicago grabbed a 38-3 lead. The only other player with more in a single half since 1991 was Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers with six in the first two quarters against the Bears in a romp at Lambeau Field in November 2014.Trubisky had no trouble finding wide-open receivers against a struggling secondary, completing 19 of 26 passes for 354 yards.“Hopefully, this is a day where we look back down the road here,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said, “and say, ‘Remember that day where he had that great game?’ And it helped catapult him into being a great quarterback.”Khalil Mack had a strip-sack in the first half against Fitzpatrick. That made him the first player with a sack and forced fumble in four straight games since Robert Mathis for Indianapolis in 2005. He also appeared to tip the ball as Winston released a pass that Danny Trevathan picked off on the first drive of the second half.OVERMATCHEDComing off a tight loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, the Buccaneers (2-2) were simply overwhelmed in this one.“We should fire every person that was on that field today Chris Lindstrom Jersey , starting with me. That was horrific,” coach Dirk Koetter said.Koetter said Winston “probably” did enough to regain the starting job, but wouldn’t quite commit to that.Tampa Bay decided to stick with Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback even though Winston was back from a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.But after becoming the first player in NFL history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games, Fitzpatrick was 9 of 18 for 126 yards and got sacked twice. Winston was 16 for 20 with 145 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.CATCHING ONChicago’s Tarik Cohen had a career-high 121 yards receiving and a touchdown. Taylor Gabriel had a personal-best 104 yards receiving to go with two TD catches.Trey Burton caught a 39-yard touchdown on the game’s opening drive and finished with 86 yards.Allen Robinson caught a 14-yarder late in the first quarter — his first TD since signing with Chicago in the offseason.HICKS EJECTEDBears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks was ejected for pushing an official late in the first half.The incident occurred after Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass by Fitzpatrick. Hicks was involved in a scuffle away from the play with a Buccaneers player. Down judge Mike Carr had separated them when Hicks charged back and pushed the official, referee Jerome Boger told a pool reporter.“It was just a deliberate act, when he knew the official was there in-between,” Boger said.Hicks remained on the sideline for a few plays before leaving the field and threw his shoulder pads and jersey into the stands.NATIONAL ANTHEMThere were no obvious protests by either team.INJURIESBuccaneers: TE O.J. Howard left in the first half because of a knee injury. … CB Carlton Davis III aggravated a groin injury.Bears: LB Sam Acho left in the first half with a pectoral injury.UP NEXTBuccaneers: Have bye week. At Atlanta on Oct. 14.Bears: Have bye week. At Miami on Oct. 14.

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