In recent domestic abuse revelations regarding UFC straw weight contender Rachel Ostovich...

...the question of Greg Hardy's profession becomes all the more prevalent. I myself was never ingrained into the NFL so I wasn't aware of Hardy's past when he entered the UFC, but now that I do know of the torrid allegations previously put on him by his ex-girlfriend.. does make me second guess emotions I once felt.

Greg Hardy seems to be a superior athlete in every sense of the word, and although he has only fought novice fighters on Dana White's contender series, he has completely dismantled them with his power and proven to be worthy of a main card slot.

The true problem in this equation is holding a man to past sins, and holding him to something completely unrelated to the portion of his life in which he purely works for the public and entertains.

Many fighters (and athletes in general) have had tremendously sketchy pasts, but shall we judge a man for something in his personal life?Alexander Gustafsson, Tyron Woodley.. contenders and champions alike have admitted to not being the best person in their past; I feel it is more important to judge a man's evolution and ability to learn than to judge his past.

What do you feel about Hardy, or any athlete with a shady past for that mattter? Do they belong in sports?