Malignaggi Reacts To Rumors That McGregor Was KO'd in Sparring

According to former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi, there is no truth that to the rumors that UFC superstar Conor McGregor was stopped or dropped in his training camp.

Malignaggi says those rumors first began when former world champion Jessie Vargas conducted a video interview and said he informed that McGregor had already been knocked out in a sparring session. Vargas never revealed the name of the boxer who knocked McGregor out. 

After Vargas conducted that interview, the rumors of McGregor getting drilled in camp grew larger and larger.


Malignaggi was hired by McGregor's camp as a sparring partner.

The MMA fighter is training for his pro boxing debut, on August 26th, against five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. The bout takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, 40 years old, returns to the ring for the first time since he announced his retirement in September of 2015.

McGregor explains why the McGregor rumors are bogus and why nobody outside of the camp members would even be present for the camp.

"That [claim that McGregor was knocked out] was all B.S. stuff. I think when these reports first came out, he was just returning from a press tour in Europe. The person who was saying that, Jessie Vargas, that he saw Conor get knocked out. That was physically impossible. Conor arrived in Las Vegas that Saturday, it was 2-3 weeks ago. Saturday he arrived and that Sunday the interview with Jessie Vargas came out. He said Conor got knocked out, which is physically impossible unless Conor was flying 14 hours and then sparring the same day," Malignaggi told The Rich Eisen Show.

"Also, another thing is, we train at the UFC headquarters and its very private so nobody can come in. You are not going to get anybody out there who doesn't belong in the gym."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by G G G on 08-03-2017

Hey Paulie how did it feel to get KOd in sparring for the first time in your life?? ROFL. Conor has real power.

Comment by Travycat on 08-03-2017

Oh damn. Paulie is losing all kinds of respect here.[QUOTE=Shinkyokushin92;17914306]Of course he would. Remember after the Broner fight, he was ripping into Al Haymon and how he is corrupt. A few months later he signs with him & starts praising…

Comment by OmarRueben on 08-03-2017

Low jesse Mex Vargas has made little money in boxing in a dim career of doing little. Conor the Irish star comes into boxing a novice and will make ten times what Low Jesse Varg-ass will make in his meager…

Comment by londoner on 08-03-2017

If Paulie landed something flush, yeah, this stuff becomes believable.

Comment by Scary_canary on 08-03-2017

[QUOTE=skinnystev;17914577]i heard he was unconscious for 65 minutes ![/QUOTE] You heard wrong, he actually died for 65minutes

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