After Junior Dos Santos got hospitalized there were few fighters who would step in, one was Ngannou who had no camp and another one was Greg Hardy who had a full camp at UFC on ESPN 6.
Hardy got into trouble for his inhaler use between fights, as Dana White said Greg had no information if it was illegal. Hardy won via Decision but later it was changed to No Contest.
Alexander Volkov vs Greg Hardy is now a co-main event of the UFC Moscow. Headliner for the card now will be Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Calvin Kattar.
In an interview with ESPN, Greg’s manager explained why Hardy took the fight:
“This was Greg’s idea, he trains with Junior Dos Santos at American Top Team and saw that he was sick. He called me up and asked what I thought about him fighting Volkov. I actually didn’t like the fight for him. I thought maybe it was too soon, but Greg wants to step up in competition. He thinks he can go to Moscow and knock him out, and he wanted to help the promotion, which is exactly what he did.”