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McGregor: Malignaggi Got Slapped Around, Ran 100 Miles To Exit

According to UFC superstar Conor McGregor, he wanted to teach Paulie Malignaggi a lesson when the two of them started sparring.

Malignaggi was hired by McGregor's team to serve as a sparring partner for the MMA fighter's upcoming boxing debut, against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs).

The contest between Mayweather and McGregor takes place on August 26th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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But a few months before that fight was signed, Malignaggi called the contest a disgrace and said McGregor had zero business being in the ring with Mayweather.

Malignaggi quit McGregor's camp last week, after several images were leaked on social media of their most recent sparring session. The images showed Malignaggi taking punishment and down on the mat.

"He's a guy who is at the end of his career. I get the feeling that he feels the boxing game has betrayed him. Now he's retired. I don't what he expected after speaking what he was speaking. The things he was saying and even still I didn't disrespect him. I only released one picture [with my hands behind my back]," McGregor told MMA Fighting.

"I didn't release any connecting to the face shots. I didn't release him getting slapped around, because he did get slapped around. He got badly slapped around earlier. He got knocked down. He was badly hurt. The ropes kept him up multiple times. He was badly concussed. The sparring partners that were in the house were worried that night. They said he was incoherent, he was stumbling [in the house]. It didn't go good for him.

"You want to speak these things and then come in and try to answer for it - respect... because at the end of the day I respect that he came in and tried to answer for it and he did try his best - but he got his ass whooped, he got his ego dented and out he went out the door. An exit presented itself and he took it 100 miles an hour.

On Friday night, UFC President Dana White released video clips of that sparring session, which showed the knockdown and Malignaggi taking shots.

McGregor said the videos were clear proof that Malignaggi was knocked down and pushed to the mat.

"What was this. Does that look like a push? He was knocked down. I actually did him a favor, because of those punches from before that had him rattled and stumbling into the ropes. In my mind it was concussion talk [when he said I pushed him down]," McGregor said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scipio2009 on 08-13-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;17945058]paulie is the one full of sh1t you clown he's been exposed 100 times over. the whole world is laughing at him lol[/QUOTE] The second spar had an audience; no one knows who all was there, but Dana White,…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 08-13-2017

[QUOTE=ironmt;17945030]lol, really? So Paulie claiming that he could beat Mcgregor with one hand tied behind his back and claiming he was pushed down when he was clearly knocked down somehow makes Mcgregor look more full of $h!t?[/QUOTE] Paulie clearly underestimated…

Comment by NC Uppercut on 08-13-2017

Paulie ain't Floyd! McMuffin is gonna get flattened by a 40 yo coming off a 2 yr layoff.

Comment by BWC on 08-13-2017

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;17944850]Lmao @ Euro bum with rotten teeth! That guys teeth was pure yellow![/QUOTE] Pauline got his ish pushed in by Sam Eggington for God's sake. What's the big deal..

Comment by True That on 08-13-2017

Yup, absolutely McSlapper. Paulie did get slapped around. I definitely saw those slapping punches you threw. Conor McSlapper Lol

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