Paulie Malignaggi is certainly not done verbally taking shots at Conor McGregor.
The storyline between Malignaggi and McGregor has been well documented throughout the month of August. The American first complimented the Irishman on his power and admitted that it had some ‘pop’ to it.
Camp McGregor then released a couple of photos showing Malignaggi floored on the canvas which lead to him leaving the Irishman’s training camp. And then came out the footage of McGregor knocking Malignaggi down during sparring.
The American said that because of McGregor’s antics, the boxing world is laughing at him.
“That’s the situation with McGregor in boxing, he is being laughed at and it is only getting worse as each video of a public workout or him shadow boxing is released,” said Malignaggi in an interview with Sky Sports.
Could there possibly be a Malignaggi v McGregor fight on the way?
“Part of me thinks that he has done this on purpose, maybe he wants to figure out a new opponent after the Mayweather fight if he wants to stay in this sport. He maybe even planned to make me disgruntled before we even got in the ring, I had situations where I would show up to the gym just to be told I wasn’t allowed to train and I was put in a house that didn’t even have cable TV,” he revealed.
Malignaggi also gave his two cents about the footage of him in the ring against McGregor. He claims it’s all edited and simply not true. According to him, ‘nothing landed’.
“They want you to believe this was a knockdown and people can choose to be deceived but then they can only be mad at themselves when they realise the truth. Nothing landed in that exchange. You can think something landed, but it is clearly not the case, a passing graze is not enough to get a knockdown. The added footage of punches landed were edited in from the previous round and I always told people that he had a good couple of rounds before,” explained Malignaggi.
Malignaggi has been vocal about fighting McGregor. He’s said in a recent interview that he’s willing to box McGregor on next years St. Patrick’s Day.