Conor McGregor Discusses Boxing Return For A Fight Against Former Sparring Partner And Bitter Rival Paulie Malignaggi
The richest UFC fighter of all time, Conor McGregor, is in negotiations for a ring fight against Paulie Malignaggi! Boxing Kingdom was the first to tweet the news.
Credible Source: Negotiations on-going between McGregor & Malignaggi. (Boxing)
— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) January 9, 2019
“Credible Source: Negotiations on-going between McGregor & Malignaggi. (Boxing)”
The mixed martial arts insider @TalkMMA also took to Twitter with this information.
“I’m hearing that @PaulMalignaggi vs @TheNotoriousMMA boxing match is in light discussions. This is most likely Conor and Paul’s Best chance for a long awaited grudge match, and for both to make a little bit more extra cheddar. Like discussions for now. Nothing serious.”
Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor don’t have a pleasant history. Their most known beef happened when “Magic Man” served as Conor’s sparring partner while he was preparing for the match against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Dana White shared a controversial Instagram video in August 2017. It shows The Irishman knocking the former boxing champion down after a few quick punches!
“Here is the video everyone wanted to see of Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion @thenotoriousmma”
Paulie Malignaggi didn’t take this provocation kindly. He dared Conor McGregor to post the whole sparring session, so people can see what really happened! Since then, the two were trading shots both in public and on social media.
After Conor McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at the main event of UFC 229, Paulie Malignaggi posted this on social media.
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) October 7, 2018
“Magic Man” continued challenging “The Notorious” by supporting Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 post-fight actions.
This man has more honor, character and balls than @NotoriousMMA his team and any of these @ufc suits combined. Do the right thing and pay the man and leave Zubaira out of this! Your organization becomes more of a joke by the day! Do the right thing! https://t.co/0yU36KLgzM
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) October 11, 2018
“This man has more honor, character and balls than @NotoriousMMA his team and any of these @ufc suits combined. Do the right thing and pay the man and leave Zubaira out of this! Your organization becomes more of a joke by the day! Do the right thing!”
Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor are two former sparring partners who turned into angry rivals. “The Notorious” is under UFC contract that doesn’t allow boxing rights. But who knows, maybe Dana White could make an exception.
What are your thoughts on this? Who would win if these two face in a boxing match? Conor McGregor has already sent Paulie Malignaggi to the canvas once, will he do it again?