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Malignaggi: I Would Fight McGregor, I Beat His Ass Last Time

Earlier this year, former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi announced his retirement after getting knocked out by British welterweight contender Sam Eggington.

Malignaggi thought his days as a fighter were done - until he was hired to serve as a chief sparring partner for UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

McGregor is preparing his professional boxing debut, when he takes on former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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The relationship between the two fighters fell apart last week, after McGregor's team members released photos which gave the appearance that Malignaggi was knocked down and took a beating during the most recent sparring session. Malignaggi quit due to the fallout.

Malignaggi claims that he battered McGregor - until the Irish MMA star became frustrated and pushed him down.

While Malignaggi has been angered by the fallout, he won't reveal McGregor's fight strategy.

Mayweather, 40 years old, is returning to the sport for the first time since announcing his retirement in September 2015 after winning a twelve round decision over Andre Berto.

Now Malignaggi is willing to make his own return to the sport - by setting the record straight with McGregor in a sanctioned fight.

“Would I fight him? I don’t mind putting some leather on him. I enjoyed Tuesday night. I enjoyed throwing the beating that I gave him Tuesday night, and I would love to continue to do that,” Malignaggi said to TMZ Sports.

“I could see that even in the half shape that I was in, I was starting to get the better of him by Tuesday. And the training camp would’ve only gotten worse, so he knew better than to keep me around. I would beat his ass like he stole something. And more importantly than me knowing it, he knows it. That’s the best part.”

Malignaggi, who works for Showtime Sports as an expert analyst on their boxing events, will be ringside for the event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Helm on 08-09-2017

come on...

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 08-09-2017

Hence the sparring drama he's been whining about on social media. All leading up to him wanting a big money fight with McGregor. Go away Paulie, you got cvcked by Broner and Conor punished you in sparring.

Comment by chicken- on 08-09-2017

The mouth-breathing McGregor fans miss the part where Paulie is talking about 2 different days of sparring. He admitted Connor got the best of him on the first day. Pull your heads out of your *******s and you might realize…

Comment by vaborikua2014 on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;17933451]True, but still. He should have kept his yap shut and gotten more limelight as he's obviously is desperate for it.[/QUOTE] I give you that paulie talks aloy and likes the limelight, but what dou think will happen when you're…

Comment by McNulty on 08-09-2017

[QUOTE=vaborikua2014;17933450]Na he had already posted the one withthe hands behind his back and one punching paulie. Also he posted some of his sparring partnerts on floor. It gives the impression like you are whipping their asses in camp. Plus remember…

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