Paulie Malignaggi left Conor McGregor’s training camp this week in leaving as a sparring associate due to photos being leaked of him getting the worst of it during a sparring session. While Malignaggi keeps up that he defeat McGregor’s backside during their last sparring session on Tuesday, few people believe him due to the leaked photos.
One of the photos shows Paulie Malignaggi on his back side on the photo canvas. Malignaggi says that he was pushed down by a frustrated McGregor. That’s not what Conor McGregor is saying though.
Here’s what Floyd McGregor said about his sparring with Paulie Malignaggi:
”He stayed in there. You got to give respect for that, but that was it. He came, he got his whopped, and that was it.”
It seems like there’s some acrimony between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi. Originally, Paulie Malignaggi had been saying what a nice guy McGregor, 29, was when he joined his training camp. But after leaving his camp this week, it seems like Malignaggi left on bad terms.
Malignaggi should have had his thinking cap on when he was asked to help McGregor as a sparring partner. It would sound painfully apparent that the reason why McGregor wanted Malignaggi to spar is so he could mourn on him, and then talk boastingly about it afterwards. It helps Conor McGregor that the photographers that leaked photos of the sparring sessions leaked ones that were laudatory to him.
We’ve seen stuff like this in the past. David Haye and Deontay Wilder sparring years ago before Wilder became a champion. A share of their sparring session was released, and it came into view to be edited to look approving to Haye. Wilder didn’t
get bothered about it like Malignaggi has about the photos that were leaked. You can say this.
Malignaggi is affluent that only 2 photos were leaked instead of video of him getting the worst of it. Edited video would be far worse for Malignaggi if it only showed McGregor’s high points. It wouldn’t be unexpected if video is released in the near future, as the McGregor-McGregor fight is only 3 weeks away. The more stuff that comes out that makes McGregor look conceivable, the better the fight will do on PPV.