Following the announcement of UFC star Conor McGregor‘s fight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, South African welterwight Chris van Heerden posted a video of his sparring match with McGregor with a message for the world.
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain’t Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU
— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT I ain’t Floyd and I landed.
Some have said footage of the entire session paints a better picture for McGregor. You can check it out below.
Back in February, van Heerden spoke to the Wall Street Journal about McGregor.
Conor showed me that he’s got some boxing background. His counter lefthand was pretty good. 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.
Win or lose, McGregor’s stands to make in upward of $100 million, so it’s fair to assume he couldn’t care less about the ultimate outcome in the ring.