Greg Hardy will no longer appear on the UFC 270 card next week.
After losing his original opponent, Aleksei Oleinik, then agreeing to face Sergey Spivak, an injury appears to be the culprit. Hardy (7-4, 1NC) announced the news on Instagram Friday, posting a photo of an apparent injury to his finger, with an accompanying message.
“New date who dis. Lol gotta keep it light even though I’m kinda sick about it. Putting on a show on the biggest card of the year was my 2022 dream and now I gotta wait,” Hardy wrote on his verified Instagram page. “Sorry to all my fans and haters and to my opponent. I wanted this one bad I even took a short notice change with no . But. Gotta be pro about it right so back to the gym and back to the grind. KOs coming soon. Sorry but I shall return soon hopefully in a couple weeks. ps this after I snapped it back in place from when I was pouting at myself lol.”
There’s no word on whether Hardy’s current opponent, Spivak, will remain on the event.
UFC 270 is set to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 22, 2022. A heavyweight title fight between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane tops the card. Flyweight champ Brandon Moreno defends his title against Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event, marking the third consecutive fight between the pair.