Dana White: Having Rachael Ostovich's support was key to booking Greg Hardy

Dana White: Having Rachael Ostovich's support was key to booking Greg Hardy
UFC president Dana White says the promotion consulted female flyweight Rachael Ostovich, the victim of a recent domestic violence assault, prior to booking heavyweight Greg Hardy to fight on the same card next month. "Having her support was a key factor in making that decision," White told TSN on Thursday. Ostovich, of Honolulu, is scheduled to fight Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York. Ostovich was hospitalized last month with a broken orbital bone after an alleged attack by her husband, Arnold Berdon, who has been charged with second-degree assault. The case is still pending. Earlier this week, ESPN reported the UFC was close to finalizing a bout for Hardy (3-0) during the same event. The news was met with some criticism. Hardy, a former NFL defensive lineman, was charged with domestic violence in 2014, when he played for the Carolina Panthers.  White said he spoke to Ostovich before moving...