Heather Hardy after win in MMA debut: ‘I think I just fell in love’
Heather Hardy made one of the more memorable MMA debuts in recent history at Bellator 180, and after her winning performance, the professional boxing standout said she’s head over heels for MMA, according to MMAJunkie.
“I think I just fell in love,” Hardy told reporters following her win over Alice Yauger. “I just worked so hard, and now I can say I did it too. A lot of people said I couldn’t do it or I wouldn’t do it. And I did.”
Hardy defeated Yauger by third-round TKO at Saturday’s event, which took place at Madison Square Garden.
“I’ll never leave boxing,” Hardy said. “There are girls I still want to fight in boxing. It’s not something I plan on walking away from. … I can’t wait to practice some new stuff. I’m learning.”
“(I want to be) as active as I can be. I want to take the fights that makes sense, the fights maybe people want to see, fights people want to see me fight. I’m open to talk, whether it’s boxing or MMA. Let’s do whatever makes sense. I like to fight.”