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The MMA and boxing worlds are debating over the released sparring footage of UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi.
On Friday night, UFC President Dana White released footage of the two fighters sparring on social media.
In the video, Malignaggi falls to the mat, but there is a debate on how he got there.
Malignaggi claims that he was pushed down, while other people claim he was knocked down after McGregor landed a combination.
In the video above, you can watch the sparring footage for yourself and determine whether or not you think Malignaggi was knocked or pushed down.
Malignaggi traveled to Las Vegas to help McGregor train for his first professional boxing match. In two weeks, McGregor will fight boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Showtime Sports will air the fight live via pay-per-view.