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Former Boxing Champ Issues Apology, After Claiming Conor McGregor Camp Edited Sparring Footage

Conor McGregor

Recently Conor McGregor’s team released a video of him sparring former boxing champ Chris van Heerden, and the latter wasn’t happy with how the footage was cut. But, after the South African fighter criticized McGregor’s camp of editing the vid to only show the Irish star’s best moments, van Heerden has apologized.

According to a follow up report from MMA, van Heerden tweeted out “When you have to cut & edit a video clip to look good, it shows me you real character #isleeppeaceful #DoYou?”

The tweet, however, was subsequently deleted, and van Heerden posted the following apology:

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this, if anything. After initial footage of the two sparring was posted several weeks ago, van Heerden claimed he had video which “would probably shock” fans. He also said that the footage showed “who is the professional boxer” and who isn’t.

You can check out the video of the sparring session that Mac posted below. McGregor is booked to rematch Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20th.


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