The controversy that has arose from Paulie Malignaggi quitting Conor McGregor's training camp this week is showing no signs of abating, with the former two weight boxing champion tearing into McGregor in a new Twitter post.
The former IBF Junior Welterweight and WBA Welterweight champion had been drafted in to help McGregor train for his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on 26th August, but the Brooklyn native posted a statement on Friday morning explaining that he has decided to leave the Irishman's camp after just two sessions.
Earlier this week, pictures surfaced online of McGregor apparently putting Malignaggi on the canvas, along with a couple of shots of the 36-year-old taking some stiff looking shots from the two-weight UFC Champion. Malignaggi dismissed the shot of of him on the mat as a 'pushdown' rather than a knockout shot from Notorious.
Its not nice 2 paint a pic that isn't true, this was a pushdown in sparring, post the whole video rounds 1 through 12 UNEDITED https://t.co/R82BLiMMVm- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017
Unsurprisingly, legions of McGregor fans were none too pleased with some of Malignaggi's comments towards the UFC Lightweight champion and tweeted a tidal wave of abuse his way, causing the American boxer to fire back with several disparaging remarks about Notorious and the 'ass beating' he gave him during Tuesday's sparring session as well as revealing that McGregor 'whimpers like a girl' when he receives a body shot.
I actually beat his ass, 24 hrsoff a flight 2 lol, which is why Im saying post the vid, I try not 2 be petty but seems it's late 4 that now. https://t.co/vSE2Iw4ffM- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017
I didn't get paid, I'm not worried about it though. I paid him with the ass beating he recieved from me on Tuesday lol https://t.co/HnsfUGKMKk- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 5, 2017
Theres no video because the UFC facility won't release it, theres a 24/7 surveillance camera in that gym. Only Conors photogs allowed in gym https://t.co/oaSucLEsdW- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 5, 2017
Yea but this coming week I'll actually start to discuss a bit what happened Tuesday, he whimpers like a girl when he gets ripped to body lol https://t.co/lfcuILlubJ- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
Truthfully I was tryin hard 2 not make him look bad but if u listen 2 me b4, the praise is hollow, there wasn't much substance 2 that praise https://t.co/X88XmfIi19- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
I did that after Tues work, I suppose the ass whippin didn't suit him so he posted dumb pics again by Thurs while skipping sparring that day https://t.co/e4TuiN1TS9- Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 6, 2017
McGregor is yet to publicly respond to Malignaggi's claims about what happened during sparring, but the former welterweight champion's comments are certainly causing a stir in the combat sport world.
The Irishman faces Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 26th August but is an overwhelming underdog going up against the 49-0 Mayweather.
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