Former MMA and UFC star Dan Hardy will join Sky Sports Box Office for the upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
Hardy will join former boxing world champions Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson in the studio and commentary booth, as the worlds of boxing and MMA collide.
Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy is a pioneer of British MMA and his skills have led him to the top of the UFC welterweight division, competing for the world title in 2010. As an analyst and commentator on the night, Hardy will give viewers expert analysis of the sport, the skills that translate to boxing, and McGregor’s career to date.
Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith said:“ It’s great to add someone with Dan’s knowledge of MMA to our coverage. McGregor’s legendary status in UFC, and the intricacies of the sport itself, are two incredibly important stories to tell – I’m sure Dan will do that brilliantly.”
With a record of 21 wins in 24 fights, McGregor faces an opponent with a perfect record of 49 wins from 49 fights. Should Mystic Mac deny Mayweather his 50th win, it will be considered one of sport’s greatest upsets.
Dan Hardy added: “”The 26th of August will be an historic night for Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, and probably the biggest combat sports event of our lifetime. Sky Sports Box Office is renowned for putting on huge fight nights, and I am honoured to be joining the team out in Las Vegas. Just to be in the ‘Fight Capital’ on that night will be a special experience, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to add a little of my MMA knowledge to the broadcast.”
Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scenes.
The fight is another part of a huge year of boxing on Sky Sports Box Office, which has already seen Anthony Joshua crowned the unified heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.
The cost of the event will be £19.95 / €24.95 across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August or if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone. Please note an additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers please contact your operator for booking information.