Opinion | Aug 14 2017

The Weekend Review: The McGregor-Malignaggi sparring footage means nothing

The McGregor-Malignaggi footage was not 'leaked'
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The McGregor-Malignaggi sparring footage was not ‘leaked’

ACCORDING to an alarming number of people, 25 seconds of edited footage is enough evidence to prove Conor McGregor will beat – or, at the very least, trouble – Floyd Mayweather when they meet on August 26.

The Irishman’s notorious spar with former world champion Paulie Malignaggi made yet more headlines when UFC President Dana White uploaded two separate clips from it onto social media. The first shows McGregor landing punches on a visibly tired Malignaggi while the second is of the alleged ‘knockdown’, where Paulie hits the deck.