Paulie Malignaggi recently paid a visit to Fox’s Sports XTRA and opened up about his experience sparring with Conor McGregor. The former world champion left Camp McGregor after photos were published from a session. The images showed Malignaggi floored on the canvas after a what McGregor’s team called knockdown but the American says it was a ‘push down’.
“He was frustrated getting beat up on that particular day. It was actually a shove down, a push down. I think the referee [Joe Cortez] wasn’t even allowed to talk about it,” said Malignaggi.
But that wasn’t Malignaggi’s biggest issue. It was McGregor himself.
“My problem with Conor is his arrogance. His arrogance is at a point where he can’t make progress. He can’t learn. He just wants a bunch of yes men around him. He doesn’t want to be told he’s doing something wrong. Whatever he’s doing, he just wants to be told how great he’s doing,” he revealed.