There are some mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who are convinced Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor possesses the skills to defeat undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a straight-up boxing match.
Probably because of comments like these.
But UFC fans will undoubtedly be worried sick when they watch the above sparring session between McGregor and South African welterweight Chris van Heerden, who toyed with the power-punching Irishman when they previously shared the ring.
“Conor showed me that he’s got some boxing background. His counter lefthand was pretty good,” van Heerden told The Washington Journal. “What chance does he have against Mayweather, the best boxer in the world? A puncher’s chance. So he swings well; he swings a big shot. Maybe he lands it. That might seal it for him. But honestly, do I see Conor beat Mayweather, no, I don’t.”
We’re going to find out one way or the other when “Notorious” battles “Money” in a 12-round boxing match on Aug. 26 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, a fight that came together earlier this week after months of negotiations.
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