FORMER two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi has left Conor McGregor’s training camp for his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather after a row erupted over pictures of their sparring sessions.
Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year, was brought in by McGregor for sparring, with referee Joe Cortez overseeing the sessions to make sure Conor properly understands the Queensbury Rules.
After a picture of Malignaggi on the deck during a sparring session was released, Paulie decided to leave McGregor’s Las Vegas camp and took to social media to explain why.
“I just wanted to clear the air. I am leaving the McGregor training camp today. I came with the best intentions and intended to help out. Just a part of such a big event in this capacity excited me. I believe Conor and I have a mutual respect inside the ring, earned from each other with some good work over two sparring sessions,” he said in a statement.
Its not nice 2 paint a pic that isn’t true, this was a pushdown in sparring, post the whole video rounds 1 through 12 UNEDITED https://t.co/R82BLiMMVm