Several days after Paulie Malignaggi quit Conor McGregor’s training camp for his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, the retired two-weight champion is continuing to take verbal jabs at the Irish superstar.
Malignaggi had been upset about pictures posted by McGregor’s team that seemed to imply that he’d been floored by ‘The Notorious’ at some stage during their second sparring session, and as well as continuing to insist it was only a pushdown, ‘Magic Man’ has been dropping more hints as to what really happened when they locked horns in the ring.
“This coming week I’ll actually start to discuss a bit what happened Tuesday,” Malignaggi wrote on Twitter. “He whimpers like a girl when he gets ripped to body lol.”
Malignaggi has been calling for McGregor’s camp to release the video of their full sparring session, and had also been hoping that referee Joe Cortez, who oversaw their sparring session, would speak out about what happened, but it seems that’s not going to happen.
“Was just told by 2 different reporters that Joe Cortez can’t speak 2 them,” Malignaggi said. “Meantime he was allowed to speak after 1st sparring #MoreClues
Malignaggi says he doesn’t have a non-disclosure contract any more since he quit McGregor’s camp and hasn’t been paid for his work there, but nonetheless, he insists he won’t reveal anything tactical from inside the training camp until the night of the fight, where he’ll be serving as part of the commentary team for the event on Showtime.
However, in a new interview with FOX 5, Malignaggi did complain about the way McGregor treats his sparring partners, including their living quarters, saying, “I’ve never seen such a cheap guy in my life. I mean, I was blown away by the treatment this guy gave everybody.”
On the show he also said he’d be talking more about what happened in camp on the next edition of his ‘Brooklyn To The World’ podcast later on Monday.
As things stand, the beef between McGregor and Malignaggi is currently overshadowing the upcoming fight with Mayweather, and you have to now wonder whether ‘Magic Man’ is actually trying to angle for a fight with ‘Notorious’ in the ring, regardless of the outcome on August 26th.