Paulie Malignaggi: 'Conor McGregor's A P**sy And A Quitter'
Conor McGregor seems better at making enemies than making friends, although that's part of what has made him rich, now Paulie Malignaggi has started up their rivalry with some brutal digs.
Whether it's in the UFC world, boxing world or apparently the rap world, Conor McGregor doesn't know how to play nice or at least the Irishman knows how to rub people up the wrong way.
His rivalry with Khabib Nurmagomedov is well chronicled on these pages and of course was fueled even more by their recent fight and the post match shenanigans from both parties.
Ever since that though things seem to have moved on and Khabib is somehow now part of McGregor's previous rivalry with boxing megastar Floyd Mayweather, with the prospect of a boxing fight between the undefeated American and the Russian.
However the Notorious hasn't been left out of it. Now his former sparring partner and rival Paulie Malignaggi has wade in, having a massive go at the Irishman.
Speaking to IFL TV Malignaggi said:
"I already know what he (McGregor) is gonna do you know, he's a quitter, you can't take that out of him, you can't train that out of him, you can't beat that out of him... you can beat that in to him, but you're gonna beat that out of him.
"This is the kind of guy that grinds you, and because he's the sort of guy that grinds you if there's quitting you're always gonna be a quitter.
"Realistically speaking the Irish have a lot of pride too and they are typically fighters to the core so I don't know how you can be proud of such a bitch you know, like this guy has always been such a bitch it's not like 'oh man we did not expect him to quit like that' well you did.
"We win and we lose, but we go out like fighters, we go out like men, we go out with dignity, that's what competition is... but go out like a man, don't look to make contracts in the middle of the fight like 'It was just business don't hurt me' you p**sy.
"I'd rather you chop my head off than give you the satisfaction of crying to you like a bitch in the fight while we still have to come out in the next round, that was unbelievable."
Malignaggi's problem with McGregor arose from the pairs sparring ahead of the Irishman taking on Mayweather in September last year.
The American wasn't happy after footage and images from their session were released by McGregor's team which seemed to show the UFC fighter getting the better of the boxer.
If McGregor did decide to go back to boxing then getting Malignaggi out of retirement would certainly be an interesting matchup.