Former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi said he wanted this. Now that he’s got it, he might not have much more to say. Dana White released the video above and another clip late Friday night. One thing is obvious: Conor McGregor is thoroughly whipping Malignaggi in this sparring match.
Malignaggi quit McGregor’s camp after the UFC champ’s team released photos of the boxer apparently knocked on his ass. He then issued several tweets about the experience, including the following.
For whatever reason, the UFC-and White-took its sweet time in replying. But the first video above as well as this one may very well shut down further jabs from the now-retired Malignaggi.
Brobible also posted these videos and pointed out that these are just moments from a sparring session, not the whole thing. The videos do, however, argue against Malignaggi’s claim he was on his butt because McGregor pushed him down.
Malignaggi did respond via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, directing his anger at Dana White.
Conor McGregor does look like he’s thoroughly in command in the clips, punching fast and landing nearly every blow.
Floyd Mayweather, however, faced numerous hard and fast punchers throughout his career, and was still undefeated when he retired.
Reuters reports fans have begun paying up and buying tickets for the match between Mayweather and McGregor. It’s likely a full house will be there to see if Mayweather hits the mat as hard as Malignaggi when the bell rings on August 26.