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Watch: Boxer Who Sparred With Conor McGregor Uploads Full Video Along With Apology

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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Chris Van Heerden, the man who was very upset to see Conor McGregor upload only his highlights from their sparring session to social media, has apologised for his initial reaction and explained his reasoning behind it.

He also uploaded the full three-minute video to give us all a look at how McGregor got on, as he has claimed that he wants the truth from their session to be seen.

SEE ALSO: Sparring Partner Is Not Happy With Conor McGregor's Video Editing Tricks


The video was posted with an apology and explanation as Van Heerden said he regretted what he initially said as he now understands why Conor McGregor posted only his highlights.

I made a mistake and i payed for it!! BUT
I am a fighter. I make my living in a combat sport...in the ULTIMATE contact sport so my life is
about action and reaction. Sometimes I react wrong and pay for it, in this case it's wasn't a straight jab on the chin but a blow to my Ego. When Connor McGregor posted an edited version of our recent sparring session earlier this week the fighter in me got mad because I didn't feel it was Truthful. So i reacted in a way that i wasn't Proud of. I lashed out And tweeted something dumb and regretted it the next day. I understand that fighters have to promote themselves and need to make Themselves look good but since I took those Sparring sessions for NO MONEY and fresh of a plain from South Africa after a Holliday.I was also interested in the promotional angle that I could benefit from, I at least expected a fair shake in the process. I expected the Truth to come out of those sessions. I'm not a punching bag the sparring was competitive from both ends . I'm a Boxer and I take the craft of boxing VERY seriously. God has Blessed me enough to allow me to fight at a high level Professionally and make a living. It is my life. I don't blame Conor one bit for what he did in terms of showcasing himself, he's a fantastic fighter and a very skilled athlete and he got to promote the Conor McGregor brand. I'm promoting the CHRIS VAN HEERDEN brand, a Brand that is VERY important to me. I have the same Dreams as Conor, of being WORLD CHAMPION and what I'm NOT in the business of doing, is letting another fighter make me look bad
So in the spirit of that I have posted ONE unedited round of our sparring, all three minutes so that you can judge for yourself if I had the right to be a little upset. Again I have the utmost respect for Conor, he gave me a great opportunity but I also gave him my best and I think my best is worth showing to you without any cuts or edits. ENJOY

McGregor does just fine considering the level of his opponent, but the idea that he could hold his own in a straight boxing match with Floyd Mayweather can no longer be entertained.

Van Heerden initially complained that McGregor posted the edited his version as he felt it made him look bad, much like any defender in a YouTube football highlights compilation would likely feel, but having had time to reflect he regretted speaking out and has now had what we presume will be the final say on the matter.

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