It emerged last week that Paulie Malignaggi quit his position as Conor McGregor’s sparring partner after feeling “exploited” by the UFC Champion’s camp. Speaking to MMA Hour, Malignaggi said of McGregor “The guy is all about his ego. He’s actually not trying to get better”.
Upset about training camp pictures being made public, specifically one showing him down on the canvas during one of two spars with McGregor, Malignaggi retired soon after in March this year. According to Malignaggi, he asked McGregor not to release any pictures of the pair’s sparring. Something McGregor refused.