Conor McGregor not in talks to field Paulie Malignaggi, boxer reveals – EXCLUSIVE | UFC | Sport


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Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi alternate phrases exterior the T-Cell Enviornment (Picture: REUTERS)

Conor McGregor sparred with Malignaggi within the build-up to his much-maligned boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, which he misplaced by way of a tenth-round TKO.

Malignaggi wasn’t a part of Workforce McGregor for lengthy, although, as he left the camp quickly after pictures from their coaching periods began doing the rounds on social media.

A video from the pair’s second sparring session was launched by UFC president Dana White just a few days after Malignaggi lower ties with McGregor, which many consider confirmed ‘The Infamous’ flooring the New Yorker.

McGregor and Malignaggi have been at odds with each other ever because the latter’s highly-publicised departure, which, within the minds of many, has laid the foundations for a future combat.

On Wednesday evening, it was reported that negotiations over a possible grudge match between the pair are underway.

Nevertheless, Malignaggi has insisted no such talks have taken place.

“Not true,” Malignaggi informed Categorical Sport late final evening when requested if he’s in talks to face the previous UFC featherweight and light-weight champion.

Malignaggi believes the rumours of ongoing negotiations between himself and McGregor may very well be a ploy from his representatives to maintain himself related.

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Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi sparred with each other in the summertime of 2017 (Picture: YOUTUBE)

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Paulie Malignaggi on rumours of him being in talks to field Conor McGregor

He added: “However in fact, Conor is the king of bulls**t so I might not be shocked if this Conor having his workforce put out rumours simply to maintain his identify within the headlines.”

Information of McGregor vs Malignaggi supposedly being within the works got here just a few days after the previous expressed an curiosity in going through Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout, a need he revealed after seeing Mayweather lock horns with the 20-year-old.

Nasukawa accepted McGregor’s problem however revealed he’d solely face the Irishman if he lower all the way down to 127lbs (58kg).

And Malignaggi can’t assist however consider ideas he’s in talks to field McGregor are tied to him being ‘shut down’ by Nasukawa.

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Conor McGregor: Paulie Malignaggi would not foresee the previous UFC light-weight champion preventing him (Picture: GETTY)

“Yesterday, Tenshin Nasukawa shut him down by telling him he must make 58 kilos for a combat,” the 38-year-old mentioned. “Now abruptly, the following day, he’s one other headline negotiating?”

Malignaggi, who hung up his gloves practically two years in the past, would like to settle the rating with McGregor however doesn’t foresee the Dubliner ever setting foot contained in the ring with him.

“I guarantee you he won’t ever combat me,” the Brooklyn native mentioned. “No balls wasn’t a catchphrase, it’s a reality.”

The hotly-debated sparring periods between McGregor and Malignaggi supposedly going to be launched in a three-part Netflix collection.

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Conor McGregor: Paulie Malignaggi left Workforce McGregor after photos from sparring have been launched (Picture: GETTY)

Unsurprisingly, Malignaggi believes the present gained’t give an correct depiction of what actually occurred when he went toe-to-toe with Eire’s first UFC titleholder.

“I’m positive the footage will probably be lower round to point out what they wish to present you,” ‘The Magic Man’ informed Categorical Sport in October. “He doesn’t have a lot, although.

“Having mentioned that, even with the not a lot they’ve, they’ve satisfied principally everybody of this bulls**t narrative. I

“It’s really good enjoyable to look at. I guarantee everybody it’s, however he’s making an attempt to perpetuate a lie.

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Conor McGregor and Dana White shared video footage of an obvious knockdown of Paulie Malignaggi (Picture: YOUTUBE)

“Me not being in form or sharp apart, it was good motion. And he has to thank his fortunate stars that’s the form I used to be in. As a result of regardless of 16ozgloves and headgear, that’s the one motive he would not get stopped even in sparring.

“I needed to deaden the tempo for the sake of creating positive I can end the twelve rounds.

“It’s the solely motive he would not get assaulted by me in that session. He has to, although, as we did eight rounds the primary time.

“That one I nonetheless hadn’t received the memo that we had a beef and I took the informal method to determining that he wants work. The second, we each have been meaner spirited although.

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Conor McGregor is awaiting punishment for his half within the brawl which adopted UFC 229 (Picture: GETTY)

“He can present all footage, but when you have not received something to be ashamed about, together with the knockdown footage being twisted with the unusual digicam angles to promote it, then simply present it as it’s, proper? I nonetheless don’t consider he has the balls to point out the footage un-doctored.”

Earlier than McGregor can take any kind of combat, he should first be taught his punishment for his actions within the brawl which adopted his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

He was as a result of be sanctioned on December 10 however was granted a continuance by the Nevada State Athletic Fee.

Each he and Nurmagomedov are anticipated to be taught their fates on January 29, the date for the NSAC’s subsequent assembly.


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