Three weeks from today Conor McGregor will attempt to shock the boxing world as he attempts to beat the undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, but the Irishman who has been at the centre of an argument with another boxer Paulie Malignaggi has since given an interview about his ongoing spat with his former sparring partner who made a good claim earlier this week.
Although McGregor has been given little chance against Mayweather on August 26th, The Notorious has been hard at it whilst training for the megafight which will have the whole world talking regardless of the result in just under three weeks time.
McGregor who has been training with a number of former fighters in the build up to the fight has been in a war of words this week after he posted a photo of himself standing over his sparring partner Malignaggi after he seemingly delivered a knockout blow.
However the former boxer who is no stranger to McGregor given their recent verbal tirades on each other, didn’t take too kindly the Dubliners camp posting the picture on social media without his permission.
The photo which clearly shows Malignaggi lying on the canvas has caused a stir between the two as both fighters have two very different opinions on what really happened in the lead up to the snap that portrays McGregor’s superiority.
Malignaggi who has since left the camp has repeatedly claimed that the photo is nothing more than a publicity stunt and was the result a push rather than a knockout punch by the current UFC Lightweight champion.
The farce which has many on social media talking was given yet another twist today as McGregor decided to give a detailed account on his version of events in an interview with Showtime’s All Access.
In the interview McGregor insisted that Malignaggi’s account was not true and that there was only one aggressor and one winner when the two sparred.
McGregor explained: “He stayed in there – you’ve got to give him respect for that.”
“But that was it – he came, he got his a** whooped and that was it.”
The Notorious also told programme why he brought in the boxer in the first place, saying: “I was just watching this guy speak, like ‘who the f*** is he?’.”
“I looked at his stance, looked at his approach. There are some similarities to Floyd.” “I don’t really give a f*ck if there were similarities or not.”
“He was speaking a hell of a game. I said, ‘bring this boy in here and let’s fight!’”
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