Mayweather vs McGregor: UFC's Dan Hardy joins Sky Sports Box Office team
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 09/08/17 11:59am
Dan Hardy is joining Sky Sports Box Office's coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor as a studio expert and ringside commentator.
Former UFC welterweight Hardy will join Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson in Las Vegas for the August 26 blockbuster which will see boxing and MMA collide.
Mayweather-McGregor on Box Office
Watch the spectacular showdown at the T-Mobile Arena on August 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office
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."
Dan Hardy added: "August 26 will be a 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."
Hardy became the first British fighter to challenge for a UFC championship in 2010, and more recently has worked as a ringside commentator for the organisation.