Current UFC lighweight champion Conor McGregor is currently pondering his next move when he makes his return to the fight game. This past August, McGregor stepped into the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather for one of the biggest fights in combat sports history, but was ultimately stopped by Mayweather in the tenth round.
Despite the loss, McGregor seems to have more options than ever, whether it’s trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, or a UFC lightweight title fight with new interim champion Tony Ferguson. However, perhaps the bigger fight for McGregor is back in the boxing ring. Paul Malignaggi would still like to get his hands on Conor, for the sparring footage that was released, and has been harassing him about the fight for months now.
“It’s not nice to paint a pic that isn’t true, this was a pushdown in sparring, post the whole video rounds 1 through 12 UNEDITED…the UFC PI has cameras all over the gym recording 24/7.” Malignaggi said in a social media post. “The video exists UNEDITED of rounds 1 through 12 Tuesday night, let the fans see…I came to help this camp out, not to be exploited, now you’re gonna get the truth though. Post FULL UNEDITED VIDEO FROM TUES night…I actually beat his ass, 24 hours off a flight too lol, which is why I’m saying post the vid. I try not to be petty but seems it’s late for that now…I did interview BECAUSE of the pics, I’m not your average sparring partner. You post pics with me, media will hound me, I’ve said stop with pics…Only his personal photographers allowed in the gym. Don’t just invent your own reality of things because it’s how you wish it to be buddy.”
McGregor never really had much to say about the incident, simply saying Malignaggi got handled and that’s all there is to it.
“So I released one picture with me whooping his ass with both hands behind my back,” McGregor said. “When I heard the stuff he was saying, I was like, ‘That’s concussion talk,’” McGregor continued. “The man was badly, badly concussed. Look at his face. He was busted up bad.”
Pauli isn’t letting go of the beef with Conor though, and explained why to a few fans on social media.
“Nah he bitched out against Diaz too, last I checked that was in the cage. When u have no balls it trickles into all actions of ur life”
Then followed it up with another Tweet.
“I’d say if it was at least true then fuck it let it go but when at 20% of me I was smackin him around most of that sparring it’s principle.”
Check out the full conversation below:
— Me® (@SixFootToo) October 10, 2017
I'd say if it was at least true then fuck it let it go but when at 20% of me I was smackin him around most of that sparring it's principle. https://t.co/uwXYn49T2w
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) October 10, 2017