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Arum: McGregor Can't Fight For Sh*t, He Pushed Malignaggi Down!

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, UFC superstar Conor McGregor is planning to continue his boxing career beyond the upcoming showdown with five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather next Saturday night, August 26th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I love the sport of boxing. Boxing has been dear to my heart my entire life. I will contend in boxing bouts going forward. And I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. I will rule both with an iron fist. That’s where my mind-set is. We’ll see where it goes," McGregor said.

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But Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who has 50 years of experience in the business and promoted some of the biggest boxing names in history - including Mayweather - sees no real future in the sport for McGregor.

“After he fights Mayweather, the only promoter I think who might be interested in promoting him is Artie Pelulo,” said Arum to the Los Angeles Times. “Who the f*** would want to promote this guy? He can’t fight for sh*t. Don’t you understand? He’s not a boxer. It’ll take him years to understand. And there’s so many more talented guys around.”

Arum admits that he wanted Manny Pacquiao to face McGregor - because the veteran promoter smelled an easy payday for his fighter.

“The ship will be revealed as having no ballast and once it’s on the water it’s the Sinkable Molly Brown,” Arum said. “Of course I wanted Pacquiao to fight McGregor. Because it was easy money for Pacquiao. It was an opportunity for Pacquiao to pick up big, easy money. This is a one-off thing. [McGregor] has absolutely no reason to be in the ring with a skilled, professional fighter. And if I was wrong, why didn’t he fight some journeyman to show you belong in the ring?”

McGregor and his promoter, UFC President Dana White, released video clips - which showed the MMA fighter scoring a debatable knockdown of former two division champion Paulie Malignaggi in a recent sparring session.

Arum was not impressed by the clips and sides with Malignaggi's claim that McGregor pushed him down.

“He didn’t do [anything] to Malignaggi. He pushed him down,” Arum said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aceventura on 08-16-2017

[quote=kcvtr81;17954169]the fans will bust each other's balls over fights and whos gonna do what it's all part of the fun and build up but these promoters and managers must think we're some fukin idiots that we don't see what there…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 08-16-2017

[QUOTE=aceventura;17952038]bob and oscar both wanted it... They both did interviews on tmz...[/QUOTE] The fans will bust each other's balls over fights and whos gonna do what it's all part of the fun and build up but these promoters and managers…

Comment by SpeedForce on 08-16-2017

Honestly, every time I hear Bob Arum talk, he's incredibly biased. Biased for who? Only Bob. This man is straight up only out for himself and absolutely no one else. Mcgregor winning will send a message to casual fans that…

Comment by Dr.Cool on 08-15-2017

If Arum did half the job promoting Mayweather when he was with TR, then Floyd woulda got Bob tens of millions more! Ever since Floyd left, every single Mayweather fight, Arum is talking about it more than he does any…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 08-15-2017

Instead of watching sparring videos Rob Arum aka The BobFather needs to do a be The job at promoting Terence Crawford! Where's the praise that he gives to a guy less proven in Lemonchenko but not a guy in Crawford…

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