Former Cowboy Greg Hardy's athletic comeback will take a next step in Dallas.
Hardy is set to fight an amateur heavyweight bout in Dallas for Legacy Fighting Alliance in February, LFA president Ed Soares confirmed to The Dallas Morning News.
ESPN was first to report on the fight. The News reported last year of LFA's interest in Hardy.
Soares called Hardy's past domestic violence transgressions "inexcusable," but said, "I believe in giving people second chances. You can't make a mistake and be held for it forever. The guy paid the price of losing his NFL career."
There is no word on a possible opponent. It may be difficult to find one, as amateur bouts are notorious for opponents pulling out.
Hardy is 2-0 as an amateur, winning early in the first round of both. He trains at American Top Team in south Florida.
LFA is one of the top feeder organizations into the UFC. The next Legacy event is Friday night at The Bomb Factory in Dallas.