Second boxing superstar willing to fight McGregor

  • Second boxing superstar willing to fight McGregor

Second boxing superstar willing to fight McGregor

Much of the sentiment boosting Conor McGregor's chances for being able to pull a stunning upset over Floyd Mayweather rooted in the fact that McGregor ended former UFC champion Jose Aldo's 10-year unbeaten run with a knockout in 13 seconds.

Paulie Malignaggi has branded Conor McGregor a "dirtbag" and a "scumbag" after opening up on his time as the UFC star's sparring partner in his training camp ahead of this month's fight with Floyd Mayweather. It wouldn't pay as much as the Mayweather fight, but it certainly would fetch a decent penny considering their history; and it's not like Malignaggi would turn down the fight, as he would certainly view it as an easy payday.

He added: "I thought, "this guy is banking on stopping me tonight". Everybody gave us a hand. The first one came a week earlier and lasted eight rounds.

Instead, Aldo said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that the "Notorious" is only fighting Mayweather for the massive payday that comes with it. And the training camp would've only gotten worse, so he knew better than to keep me around. I said, 'Sup buddy, you need a break? "He wants to be the front runner", Malignaggi said.

"I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago". All everybody wanted to know about was these pictures. We've all read his take on the episode and his assertion that the photo was taken immediately after McGregor pushed him to the ground in order to get himself a break.

Others have shared this viewpoint leading up to the bout, sure, but it's interesting to hear this from Berto, who not only faced Mayweather, but he holds a 31-5 record in boxing. He's got [former UFC chairman] Lorenzo Fertitta there, he's got [UFC president] Dana White there, he's got his agent there, he's got a couple of other people I don't know there.

"He doesn't want to be put in those positions".

"I have to try and make you look good". Accusing McGregor of twisting the facts to make himself look better, Malignaggi made a decision to share his side of the story.

"Another thing checked off in my mind because usually sparring was so private I couldn't even bring in a trainer for my corner". Mayweather has beaten the "I'm old" drum so often lately that you have to admit that, yes, he is old.

Before the August 26 cash cow came together, there was a pay-per-view event penciled in for the preceding Saturday, an event most expected to take place in Seattle with Demetrious Johnson looking to break Anderson Silva's record for most consecutive successful title defences in the main event.