Video of controversial McGregor sparring session emerges

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"Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF/WBA World Champion", White said in one of the tweets.

McGregor has a real chance to beat Mayweather in their highly anticipated fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26. Malignaggi believed the photos posted were misleading and disrespectful in nature since they showed him on the canvas and McGregor landing flush.

UFC boss Dana White has released new video of MMA star Conor McGregor's sparring session with former welterweight IBF and WBA champion Paulie Malignaggi.

Malignaggi said he accepted the offer with the intention of simply helping McGregor but figured out early on that McGregor's motivation was to make himself look good at Malignaggi's expense. "The man was badly, badly concussed".

With exactly two weeks remaining until McGregor clashes with Floyd Mayweather in a fight called the biggest combat sporting event ever, the usually loud "Money" has become nearly an afterthought as the McGregor vs. Malignaggi drama becomes a three-headed monster in its own right. The ropes kept him up multiple times.

Malignaggi was fuming that McGregor's camp labelled the moment a "knockdown", claiming it wasn't aything more than a stumble and shove from McGregor. We were anxious about him. While McGregor has been incredibly accomplished inside the Octagon, a four-sided ring with 10- or 8-ounce gloves on is notably different. They were ringing us, anxious about him stumbling out of the auto, incoherent. "And then the train just kind of rolls with it and it keeps picking up steam as the predictions keep coming true", he said.

Bennett added that Mayweather hasn't knocked out anyone in years, so McGregor should be able to take his punches. "I'm not going to overlook him".

McGregor, 29, said it was "sad the way it ended", but that it probably wasn't going to end any other way.

But whatever happens at T-Mobile Arena, McGregor said he doesn't think this will be his last time in the ring.

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