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Pic: Bloody finger injury knocks Greg Hardy out of UFC 270

A gruesome finger injury sidelined former NFL star Greg Hardy from his heavyweight clash with Sergey Spivak next weekend at UFC 270.

Hardy, who was originally expected to fight Aleksei Oleinik before Spivak stepped in on short notice earlier this week, took to social media on Friday to reveal a nasty finger injury. The heavyweight contender did not explain how he sustained the injury other than to say that he had just put it back in place.

“New quote you say,” Hardy wrote on Instagram. “I have to keep it light even though I’m a little sick about it. Putting on a show on the biggest card of the year was my dream in 2022 and now I have to wait. I feel sorry for all my fans and haters and for my opponent. I was really looking forward to this one, I even accepted a change on short notice without hesitation.”

The 33-year-old Hardy was hoping to make a big return to the spotlight in 2022 after dropping back-to-back knockout losses to Marcin Tybura and Tai Tuivasa. A win over Spivak would have given Hardy some breathing space in an evolving heavyweight division, but now he will have to wait a little longer to start his comeback campaign and finish his current contract with the UFC.

UFC 270 will take place on January 22 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, with a heavyweight title fight between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane as the main event.

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