UFC analyst Dan Hardy spoke to ‘Seconds Out’ ahead of UFC 257 that takes place on Fight Island. The former welterweight contender is present on-site for commentary and broadcasting duty and was the play-by-play voice for Fight Island 7. Chiefly, Hardy is known for his in-depth analysis and fans simply can’t get enough of the Brit.
Dan Hardy shared his views on a fighter that is often the talk of the town-Conor McGregor. He had plenty to say about the McGregor vs Poirier 2 grudge match that sits atop the aforementioned pay-per-view spot. Furthermore, his analysis also expanded into a prediction realm as he chimed in on what’s next for McGregor.
Hardy had an interesting insight about the game plan that McGregor will undertake once his bout against Poirier wraps up. From his standpoint, McGregor will look to capture yet another title in the organization and will aim to be ‘champ-champ’ once again. Moreover, he arrived at this conclusion by considering the fact that McGregor has never yet defended a single title.
“This is the third time he’s fighting at 155, and every single fight has been for a title. This is the first time that it’s not. That just shows you the kind of person he is and the kind of opportunities he creates…Like McGregor doesn’t have to earn his stripes quite like everybody else does so that’s slightly different and I think that might hang over him cause that allows him to leapfrog people and somewhat bypass some of the records he’d probably like.”
Hardy believes that a Jorge Masvidal fight also lies in Conor McGregor’s future. ‘Gamebred’ holds the ‘BMF’ title and is one of the biggest pay-per-view stars behind the Irishman. A fight between the two blockbuster stars would certainly garner a lot of attention.
“I would say he wants a couple of title defenses. I’d say he wants the 170-pound belt as well. It wouldn’t surprise me if he wants to hold two belts simultaneously as well. Obviously, it’s not going to be 145, I can certainly see him going after the 155 belt and maybe up to 170 and then settling for a BMF title shot against Masvidal. There’s lots of things that McGregor can do in the game and none of them are about money.”
McGregor seems like he’s all-in to pursue a focused run at the lightweight title and fans have created the ‘Motivated McGregor’ moniker. If all goes to plan, there’s a good chance that Conor fights three-times a year in several high-profile match-ups.
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