Former Ole Miss DE Greg Hardy has put his football career on pause to train in mixed martial arts with a debut targeted for sometime in 2017.

Jay Glazer covers both the NFL and MMA for Fox Sports and is a prominent media member in both communities. It didn’t take Glazer long to try to stop Hardy’s career before it starts, as he used Twitlonger to share the following statement on Twitter:

“I would be incredibly disappointed in any of my fellow MMA coaches and any promoters if they took Greg Hardy in and taught him a shred of our incredible sport. Many of us train women in self defense specifically to help protect vs. domestic violence. Me and all my coaches at Unbreakable do and take great pride in that. Competing in any sport is a privilege, Greg Hardy should not be granted the privilege. There are many beautiful arts taught in our sport, none of which should be afforded to him.”

Hardy’s highly publicized domestic violence incident resulted in him missing the majority of the 2014 season with the Carolina Panthers and 10 games in 2015 with the Dallas Cowboys. He was arrested for possession of cocaine in September.