Conor McGregor vs UFC fight is ‘about respect’, says Dan Hardy

Conor McGregor vs UFC fight is ‘about respect’, says Dan Hardy

Conor McGregor vs UFC fight is the talk of the town these days. The once blue-eyed boy of UFC is suddenly on the bad books of UFC.

However, amidst the ongoing Conor McGregor vs UFC fight row, the Irishman has managed to find some supporters behind him.

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Former UFC welterweight title challenger and currently the commentator for UFC Fight Pass, Dan Hardy believes that neither Conor McGregor nor UFC is at fault. According to him, the now-infamous Conor McGregor vs UFC fight row is in fact awkward situation for both the parties. More than fight, Hardy believes the entire situation has more to do “about respect”.

“I think it’s about respect more than anything,” Hardy told MMAjunkie. “I think that both parties are feeling disrespected: Conor, by not being given the leeway that he wants on his training, and Dana and the UFC, feeling like he’s not holding up his end of the bargain by not coming in and filming the commercial. A part of that is him digging his heels in and saying he needs to be more focused on training than the PR stuff. I get it.”

According to Donald, McGregor has laid out his sentiments in Facebook very well but is still feeling the UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz.

“I think his statement was very well written, and I think he stated his case very well,” Hardy said. “When he spoke about that a time comes when you need to stop handing out fliers, I think he’s feeling the pressure of that loss and the pressure of the fight that’s coming up.”

McGregor was bumped out of UFC 200 for refusing to promote his fight with Nate Diaz. UFC 200 will now be headlined by Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier rematch on July 9 in the newly-built T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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