“Conor stayed very professional; Paulie was saying stuff and then getting hit. Conor chose his moments to talk back. There are tactics to mental warfare too, knowing when to talk, and then there’s stupidity. It wasn’t a one-sided spar either way but I thought one was the clear winner overall and that was Conor,” said Bradley in an exclusive interview with Irish News.
Bradley also stated that McGregor handled the situation professionally. Malignaggi has said that footage of the session will be revealed but Bradley wasn’t worried about this.
He [McGregor] was very calm, very professional and, honestly, he really impressed me on the day. Paulie has done plenty of talking, but he could be talking himself into a hole when the footage comes out after the Mayweather fight. When you’re in sparring, sometimes you think you’re doing better than you are, but watching back afterwards can reveal the true nature of the spar,” commented Bradley.