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Paulie Malignaggi was doing the rounds in the media yesterday and gave his most detailed account yet of his two sparring sessions with Conor McGregor.

"This guy is one of the biggest dirtbags I've ever met in my life - bar none", Malignaggi told MMA Hour.

He proceeded to leave McGregor's camp.

"We had 12 rounds of sparring last night", he explained on his podcast, Paulie Malignaggi: From Brooklyn To The World.

Malignaggi said McGregor is more concerned about putting on a spectacle in training camp than getting ready for a serious boxing debut against one of the greatest fighters of all-time.

And this time it's going to be for 12 rounds.

Yet Aldo, one of the most dominant featherweights in the history of the UFC, also believes that the result of the bout is secondary to McGregor. It's a rundown house.

"I started to take it to him right after that". I personally feel it'll be the latter, because Mayweather hasn't been faced with an opponent as overmatched as McGregor in a long time.

Malignaggi had been particularly incensed at photos that appeared to show McGregor knocking him down in the ring.

McGregor has been firmly established as the underdog in the fight. Just like his fighting style, he's constantly moving. Now, however, there might actually be some public interest in seeing McGregor and Malignaggi go head-to-head. For obvious reasons, McGregor wouldn't want to jeopardize his massive payday by taking - and possibly losing - a fight against someone else. I'm here to help, I'm here to do the best I can for you guys, so don't try to take advantage of me. Conor was putting pictures up of him hitting [Malignaggi] and with hands behind the back and stuff.

"I get to the gym the next day and he has all sorts of dignitaries there; [former UFC CEO] Lorenzo Fertita, [UFC president] Dana White, and his agent", Malignaggi continued. "I could see that even in the half shape that I was in, I was starting to get the better of him by Tuesday". Good thing for Lomachenko is that he's so fast that the camp's photographers probably won't even be able to snap pics for later publication.

"I would beat his ass like he stole something". "I had more goal, I was sharper, I was hitting the body. That's the best part".

Whether or not Malignaggi received permission to discuss the sparring sessions remains to be seen, but the answers he did provide to the media were generally favorable to the UFC champion.


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