Former NFL player Greg Hardy will reportedly get a shot at fighting in the UFC.
MMA Today reports that the 29-year-old will be part of Dana White's Tuesday night Contender Series in Las Vegas.
Hardy's first pro MMA fight - he already has three amateur fights under his belt - will be a heavyweight bout against Barry Shayles on June 12th.
At the end of each Contender Series event, the most impressive performances of the card are awarded UFC contracts.
A defensive end who was drafted by the Carlina Panthers in 2010 before moving to the Dallas Cowboys in 2015, he was named to the Pro Bowl team in 2013. He is also a highly controversial individual within the sport.
Hardy was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in 2014 and received punishment from the NFL. However, the charges were later dropped. He was also arrested for possession of cocaine in 2016.
The Tennessean, who trains with American Top Team, announced in October 2016 that he was making the transition to MMA. He subsequently made his amateur debut a year later and is now 3-0. All three of those victories have come via first round stoppages.