Uh oh…The news of another knockout in Conor McGregor’s sparring camp emerges, but it’s different this time…
Former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi has found himself oddly involved in the upcoming MayMac clash. After claiming he’d ‘knock the beard off’ Conor McGregor, ‘The Notorious’ invited Paulie to spar with him.
Obviously keen to test the Irishman, Malignaggi accepted and the crazy stories started coming out. Apparently, things got heated, as they traded heavy punches for a number of 12-round sessions.
After all was said and done, it appeared they had a mutual respect for each other. Whatever respect that had been earned has now completely gone.
McGregor’s Tweet & Delete Photo Enrages Paulie
The picture above appears to show a flattened Malignaggi stiffened out on the canvas. The obvious implication that he had been knocked out came with McGregor’s tagline ‘no photoshop, just pure unadulterated power.’
Malignaggi is clearly unhappy with McGregor’s claims. Since being booked to fight Mayweather, McGregor has flooded social media with pictures of him ‘battering’ boxers in sparring.
Malignaggi went to town on McGregor after being made to look silly:
Paulie Goes Ham
During a lengthy Twitter tirade, Paulie went off on his Irish sparring partner, claiming he’s now left McGregor’s training camp:
I actually beat his ass, 24 hrsoff a flight 2 lol, which is why Im saying post the vid, I try not 2 be petty but seems it’s late 4 that now. Only his personal photographers allowed in the gym. Don’t just invent your own reality of things because it’s how u wish it to be buddy.
I came to help this camp out, not to be exploited, now your gonna get the truth though. Post FULL UNEDITED VIDEO FROM TUES night. The @ufc PI has cameras all over the gym recording 24/7. The video exists UNEDITED of rounds 1 through 12 Tuesday night, let the fans see.
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I did interview BECAUSE of the pics, I’m not ur average sparring partner u post pics with me media will hound me, I’ve said stop with pics.
Its not nice 2 paint a pic that isn’t true, this was a pushdown in sparring, post the whole video rounds 1 through 12 UNEDITED!
Malignaggi’s initial statement about leaving McGregor’s camp was considerably more calm:
I just wanted to clear the air, I’m leaving the McGregor training camp today. I came with the best intentions and to help out. Just to be part of a fight this big excited me. I believe Conor and I have a mutual respect inside the ring, earned from 2 good sessions of 12-round sparring.
It’s some of the stuff outside the ring and the way things were handled in training camp that I don’t agree with and made me come to this decision. It’s not my place to dictate things in training camps that aren’t mine, but it’s my place to decide if I want to be part of it.