Greg Hardy is embracing the heel role, which is all he has. Crowd is booing both his persona and his performance. Ben Sosoli is trying to get to him, but he has yet to show he has what it takes to make it a fight. When will the UFC deem Hardy ready to be put in a main card-worthy fight?
Greg Hardy is up next, taking on heavyweight newcomer Ben Sosoli. Hardy is 5-1 and yet to face a serious threat. Sosoli is 7-2 with a no contest. He can punch, but he also takes a lot of them, not a good game plan against Hardy. There's a murmur of boos from the crowd as Hardy walks out, but not as loud as he would have heard around here as a Dallas Cowboy.
Nothing at an MMA show in Boston matches a Joe Lauzon fight. TD Garden erupts after Lauzon, 35, mauls Jonathan Pearce in the first round, a 1:33 TKO. The crowd is still producing high decibels a minute after the finish, rising in a "Joe! Joe! Joe!" chant.