The saga of Conor McGregor and aged former sparring partner and current boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi has another thrilling chapter: the two saying some things to one another, along with McGregor being so bold as to put a hand on Malignaggi’s shoulder, in what was assuredly a completely organic interaction.
In the immediate aftermath of a dispiriting and embarrassing Friday afternoon loss to a heavy bag, Conor McGregor and the UFC have been working to redeem and restore some of the McGregor’s reputation as a fighter, mostly at the expense of McGregor’s recent sparring partner, Paulie Malignaggi.
Conor McGregor needs a new sparring partner.
So, Conor McGregor’s idea of a suitable sparring partner in preparation for his upcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. is Paulie Malignaggi, a kazoo with a thick Brooklyn accent and boxing gloves. Malignaggi and McGregor have been battling in Las Vegas since mid-July, sparring on July 20 and again on Tuesday.
Danny Garcia has a devilish face; a Luciferian goatee; a muscular physique; an evil, laconic smile; a garish fashion taste; and a goading, belligerent father. You can imagine him whipping the ass of cowering middle school classmates for kicks.
Imagine being a Brooklyn kid, born and raised in Brooklyn, representing Brooklyn, wearing "Brooklyn" clothes and yapping about Brooklyn! your whole life. And finally they build a big world-class stadium in Brooklyn, and you, the Brooklyn kid, get to headline a night of boxing there, and when you get off the train at…
Adrien Broner carried on his pre-fight shit-talking throughout the fight and into the post-fight interview after winning a split decision against Paulie Malignaggi in the Barclays Arena Saturday night.