Rare insight into McGregor boxing prep shows former boxing champ floored by UFC star (VIDEOS & POLL)
“Here is the video everyone wanted to see,” UFC President Dana White said on Instagram, posting a brief clip of a sparring session between the two fighters. Malignaggi can be seen falling to the floor after a string of punches from McGregor.
Malignaggi, a former two-time welterweight world champion, quickly played down the incident on Twitter, claiming he was pushed by McGregor.
Pushing my head down with right hand as he's draggin me in that direction by it then throwin the left, the push down is with right hand. https://t.co/txdK1ZQsIi— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 12, 2017
The boxer recently hit out at White after an image leaked online showing McGregor standing over him collapsed on the ground, claiming it was a push and demanding the full sparring session video be release.
@danawhite you bitchass you were actually there and saw all 12 rounds. Really you fuckin cue ball ass fraud? Kissin my ass after the 12rds.— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 12, 2017
White posted a second short video showing McGregor showing lightning speed in his punches. “This is gonna be a FIGHT!!!!” he exclaims excitedly. McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26.
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