Malignaggi exits McGregor training camp

Malignaggi exits McGregor training camp

Paulie Malignaggi has left Conor McGregor‘s training camp after 2 sparring sessions.

Malignaggi had originally said he would remain quiet about what went on but has since had a Twitter rant.

He put out the following on Instagram:

Malignaggi who was brought in to help prepare McGregor for his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather went on a Twitter rant Thursday night blaming McGregor’s photographers of leaking photos of sparring session, one of which has Malignaggi lying flat on his back on the canvas. He now wants the McGregor camp to show the full video of sparring session and claims he beat McGregor up during session.

This exit comes after Malignaggi told ESPN that he felt he had been set up. He flew across country to the UFC Performance Institute to find a crowd of people, including former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White, would be watching sparring session.

Referee Joe Cortez had said the session was heated and Malignaggi confirmed this.

“Lot of violence,” Malignaggi said. “I went in there to prove a point. I didn’t like the fact I had to fly across the country on Monday, and they have me scheduled for 12 [rounds] on Tuesday. I thought it was a little bit of a setup.

“Usually all sparring is private. I show up at the UFC headquarters and Fertitta is there. Dana White is there. So, I’m thinking these guys are thinking they’ll catch me right off the flight, set me up for him to look good in front of his audience. I didn’t like that. I kind of went in with a chip on my shoulder.”

 

 

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