Dan Hardy is a former UFC fighter and current color commentator, but he feels the apology from McGregor was nothing more than a “sh*t sandwich.”
Hardy let his feelings be known through a series of posts on Twitter:
you really aren't understanding the situation are you?! I'm a fan of Conor, but this behavior is bad for MMA.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) November 14, 2017
and I still stand by the actual fact, that it was reckless and disrespectful. Same as the governing bodies and UFC.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) November 14, 2017
For those who didn’t see the incident at Bellator 187, the UFC Lightweight Champion hopped into the cage after teammate Charlie Ward’s victory. However, in doing so, the Irishman got into a shouting match with referee Marc Goddard and also got physical with Bellator MMA/ABC officials.
The fighter has yet to receive any form of punishment from the UFC, but ABC officials claim he isn’t on UFC 219 due to his cage hopping antics.