Malignaggi: McGregor is Irrelevant, Combat Sports' Biggest Bum!

"Stupid" people have fallen for "irrelevant bum" Conor McGregor, according to his arch-rival and former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi.

UFC superstar McGregor and former two division world champion Malignaggi worked together last year ahead of the Irishman's clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr, but split after footage was intentionally leaked of Maliganngi going down in a sparring session.

Malignaggi has repeatedly disputed that the session played out as the images suggested and instead claims footage of the fight would see McGregor come out worse.


The former super lightweight and welterweight world champion also believes McGregor has no interest in settling their feud in the ring.

"Conor doesn't want to fight me," Malignaggi told The Sun. "If he wanted to do anything, first and foremost he would have shown the right footage.

"Why do you have to change the angle of the footage at the last minute? By doing that, you eliminate the fact it's a slip, fall or anything else.

"He still goes on about it now, but the fact is him and his team have nothing - they have to keep selling this story because they have nothing in reality. He's an irrelevant bum who sold himself to suckers. He markets himself really well and people have been stupid and fallen for it.

"You have a guy [Malignaggi himself] who is out of shape and, at 24 hours' notice, still gets in the ring and goes 12 rounds with you. I'd say it was a good sparring session, not a bad workout.

"How do you let a guy come off the couch who is out of shape and not done a thing in months and do 12 rounds with you three months before fighting Floyd Mayweather?

"Do you think he doesn't know what would happen if he actually fought him? Come on, this is all talk. It's the only positive thing he has from the last two or three years of his career - he's combat sports' biggest bum."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 11-09-2018

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;19256796]U r still on the Conor bandwagon?[/QUOTE] I like to watch him fight, of course. he's fun to watch. I like to watch brother Khabib as well. Paulie though, never excited me as a fan.

Comment by Patsfan bri on 11-08-2018

[QUOTE=allen23;19256470]well said, i hate hearing people talking about mc gregor jumping weight classes as if he invented the thing and hes never fought a true welterweight, just like he was never a real featherweights he spent most of his career…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 11-08-2018

Ok Paulie needs to just stfu now. Im glad he was defending boxings honor and all and didnt let team McGregor get away with the sparring clip knockdown debacle but he's far too bitter about McGregor and calling him "irrelevant"…

Comment by micky1971 on 11-08-2018

Paulie Malignaggi is a pretty decent commentator and WAS a very skilled boxer at the time he fought Miguel Cotto, all of that has no w gone. He’s bitter and really wouldn’t stand a chance against McGregor in any kind…

Comment by Mzembe on 11-08-2018

[QUOTE=Southpawology;19256158]People clowning on paulie but guess what?? HES RIGHT. Mcgregor is a UFC marketing hypejob. He's the UFC mayorga he talks crazy ***** prefight to sell the fight and then in the fight he gets his azzz beat. Rinse and…

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