Dan Hardy Thinks BKFC Would Test Conor McGregor’s Striking Skills

MMA analyst Dan Hardy gives his thoughts on a possible bare-knuckle fight between Mike Perry and Conor McGregor.

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Dan Hardy would like to see a bare-knuckle fight between Mike Perry and Conor McGregor. 

This past Saturday night fight fans were blessed with an amazing Bare Knuckle FC card. Mike Perry showed why he is the biggest star on the BKFC roster as he was able to make Luke Rockhold quit in the second round of their fight. After his win, Perry found himself face-to-face with Conor McGregor inside the circular ring. McGregor was carrying a BKFC belt on his shoulder as he participated in a face-off with Perry. 

The sight of McGregor in the BKFC ring gave fans a lot to talk about. Perry and McGregor seemed to be throwing some trash talk toward one another and after the event, McGrgeor took to his social media to rave bout the experience. 

Dan Hardy thinks bare-knuckle fighting could be a good test for Conor McGregor 

MMA analyst Dan Hardy is very involved in all aspects of combat sports. He found McGrgeor’s appearance at BKFC very intriguing. Like most fans and media, he would be interested in seeing a potential fight between Perry and McGregor. He thinks that Perry would have the upper hand in that bout. 

“The thing with Mike Perry is he doesn’t mind taking damage, he doesn’t mind walking through fire, and although Conor’s willing to do the same thing to a point he does get slowed down and backed up. Mike Perry is a bit bigger, a bit more heavily muscled, I just think he’d be able to kind of get to Conor eventually by taking enough damage,” he said to Submission Radio. “This is really where you will see Conor’s boxing skills, striking skills on full display because with no gloves on at all it’s a game of millimeters as opposed to inches and Conor is always good defense but Mike Perry would most likely get to him and how would he deal with that kind of pressure and damage?”

Perry is quickly becoming the man to beat at bare-knuckle fighting. He has won all three of his BKFC bouts so far, taking out some good fighters such as Michael Page and now Luke Rockhold. It seems unlikely that McGregor will make the move to BKFC, especially with his UFC career still in swing. However, if he were to make the jump, Perry would be a perfect option. 

Published on May 1, 2023 at 10:45 am
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