Unedited boxing footage Conor McGregor doesn't want you to see

Sam Goodwin

Conor McGregor's former sparring partner has released previously unseen footage of the UFC star in the boxing ring, and it's not pretty.

McGregor stepped into the square circle with former IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden last year to work on his boxing skills when rumours of a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather first emerged.

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However Van Heerden claimed the footage of their sparring session released by McGregor's camp (which you can see below) was heavily edited and left out large chunks that made McGregor look bad:

"When you have to Cut & Edit a video clip to putting pieces together to look Good It show me your Real Character #ISleepPeaceful #DoYou?," Van Heerden posted on Twitter at the time.

But now Van Heerden has gone one step further and released the unedited footage, which makes for bad viewing if you think McGregor can beat Mayweather.

Watch the unedited version in the player at the top of the page

"People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor - STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT I aint Floyd and I landed," the South African tweeted alongside the new video.

"The 1's hating on me REMEMBER Conor's team released edit footage FIRST they leaked it! What i do now is standing up for boxing/boxers #fair."

For the first time since confirmation of the August super fight, Mayweather has spoken about his match-up with McGregor.

The American and the Irishman will slug it out in one of the most highly anticipated boxing fights in recent memory on August 27.

Following endless negotiations, trash-talking and seemingly impossible obstacles, Mayweather said the lure of coming out of retirement for the fight was irresistible.

"McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see," Mayweather told BSOTV.

"They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I'm back."

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