Paulie Malignaggi Blasts ‘P**sy’ Conor McGregor


Leading up to Conor McGregor’s boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August, there a lot of trash talk between McGregor and retired two-time boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi.

If you recall, the two fighters sparred together twice in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a result of those sparring sessions, there has been a big fallout.

The reason for the fallout is due to Malignaggi being critical of McGregor and the way that he was portrayed by McGregor on social media. Malignaggi had stated in several interviews that he got the better of McGregor. UFC President Dana White released footage of McGregor landing some hard, clean shots on Malignaggi.

There were photos of McGregor showboating with his hands behind his back during their first eight-round sparring session. Then, a second photo came out of McGregor looking down at Malignaggi on the canvas.

Malignaggi said that moment was the result of a pushdown. However, by looking at the video footage, it appears that Malignaggi was actually knocked down by strikes.

Recently, the UFC lightweight and his camp have been making a lot of statements. McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh said that he McGregor wanted to fight Malignaggi in the UFC.

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Fast forward the UFC lightweight champion came out and went off on Robert Byrd, who the referee in his boxing match with Mayweather by saying that he didn’t “get a fair shake” and that he “knows” he’d win a rematch.

Malignaggi went off on McGregor for his comments via Twitter by saying the lightweight champion had “no balls” for trying to fight him in the cage instead of the ring and mocking McGregor’s loss to Mayweather.

This leads us to Malignaggi speaking with EsNews and saying that since McGregor was so adamant that he won their sparring sessions, he needed to back up his talk in a legitimate boxing match. Obviously, Malignaggi desperately wants a fight with McGregor due to the massive payday he would receive.

“You talked all this s**t about how you handled it in the cage, now not only are you not releasing the video, but now you want to not box either? Nah, he doesn’t want it that way. You’ve got to be a man and prove yourself. You’ve got to show what kind of balls you’ve got. It’s easy to talk all that s**t, now since it was so easy, you’ve got to box, and you’ve got to prove it. No, we’re not going in a cage because that’s not where you “handled me.” You “handled me” in the ring, right? So now go and prove it.

“He’s got to man up now. He’s got to stand up for what he said, or he’s gonna continue to prove what I said about him, that he’s got no balls.”

“I retired in a weird year. I guess all the more reason why I should come back and smack McGregor. Or he could just play the video, and you could see that was me at 20 percent so what would happen at 100 percent? If he could do that, I’ll take that.”