9. Conor McGregor vs. Patrick Hyland
Ireland has produced some top boxing talents over the years, and Conor McGregor has taken advantage of that by getting to spar with former WBF featherweight champion Patrick ‘The Punisher’ Hyland.
Hyland, whose boxing record stands at 31-3, has trained with McGregor numerous times and had gone on record long before his fight with Floyd Mayweather became a reality that ‘The Notorious’ would fare well if he transitioned to boxing.
“He’s a slick southpaw with fast hands,” Hyland told Boxing News in 2015. “I really think he’d do well in the boxing game.”
However, as can be seen from this sparring footage, McGregor has also given Hyland a taste of what it’s like to be in an MMA fight, with the boxer shouting in alarm, “what do I do?!” as the UFC star effortlessly took him to the mat on numerous occasions.