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Malignaggi on Conor “I would beat his @## like he stole something.”

(Adrien Broner dodges a cross from Paulie Malignaggi)

The fallout continues from Paulie Malignaggi’s brief stint as a sparring partner for Conor McGregor.

The former boxing champion left McGregor’s camp last week after the UFC lightweight king posted a picture of himself standing over Malignaggi following a sparring session. Malignaggi then fired back on Twitter, claiming that he “beat [McGregor’s] ass” just 24 hours after getting off a flight and that the photo in question was the result of a push. After blasting the Irishman on Twitter, Malignaggi announced that he would be leaving McGregor’s camp.

“The Notorious” one had enlisted the New Yorker to help him prepare for his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. On Tuesday, Malignaggi spoke to TMZ Sports to explain his side of the story.

“I didn’t bring the beef onto myself. He put out the pictures,” Malignaggi said. “All I did was defend myself, you know? I’m a New Yorker, and nobody knows how to defend ourselves like real, true New Yorkers. You’re not gonna outtalk me. You’re going to get trashed if you don’t have the truth, and I have the truth. It comes down to that.”

While McGregor currently has his hands full preparing for Mayweather, Malignaggi would be open to facing the SBG Ireland representative in the squared circle. The 36-year-old, who retired from the Sweet Science earlier this year, claims that McGregor could already see downside to having him as a sparring partner after a brief period.

“Would I fight him? I don’t mind putting some leather on him…..I could see already in the half shape that I was in I was already starting to get the better of him by Tuesday,” Malignaggi said. “The training camp would have only gotten worse. So he knew better than to keep me around.”

If a fight with McGregor were to take place at some point, Malignaggi only sees it going down one way.

“I would beat his ass like he stole something. You got me? I would beat his ass like he stole something, and he knows it. More importantly than me knowing it, is he knows it. That’s the best part.”

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Aaron Portier
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