Rogan: Paulie Maliganggi Neeeds To Shut Up
One of the dozens of storylines that came from Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s fight over two weeks ago was Paulie Malignaggi against all of MMA. Malignaggi was a sparring partner of McGregor’s for a brief time before their relationship soured from a dispute over sparring footage. The fallout from that has led to Malignaggi having twitter wars with members of the MMA Community, from fans, to fighters, to now Joe Rogan.
On the most recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience Fight Companion podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan said that Malignaggi should “shut up” because Malignaggi has no chance in a fight against any good MMA fighter.
“He should shut the f**k up because if he wanted to have a UFC fight he can go over there and get his brain kicked in… He’s out of his mind. Stop talking. You’re a boxer. You’re a very good boxer. Just shut your mouth.
There’s literally a million people in the world that could grab you and strangle the life out of you and there’s not a god-damn thing you could do about it. Sorry dude. Don’t talk s**t. They will give you a wrestler and he will punch your f**king face into pulp and there’s not a god-damn thing you could do about it. Not a god-damn thing.”
Malignaggi is a former two-time world champion, who retired earlier this year.The Brooklyn born fighter says he wants to fight McGregor regardless of money but has established that he only wishes to do so in a boxing contest, not an MMA fight. Rogan, who is actually on board for a McGregor-Malignaggi boxing match, says this is stepping over the line and Malignaggi doesn’t know what he would be getting himself into.
“What does Paulie weigh? 45 right? How about you give him Ricardo Lopez. How about you give him Yair Rodriguez, how about that? Give him a guy that’s not the top of the food chain. Don’t give him Frankie Edgar, don’t give him Jose Aldo. You don’t need to do that… Imagine what Max Holloway would do to Paulie Malignaggi in an MMA fight. Just imagine it. Just try to wrap your head around the kind of a**-f**king he would receive. Max Holloway would literally kill him if he wanted to. Literally kill him.”
Rogan goes on to say that Holloway would likely lose to Malignaggi in a boxing match but that he would have a chance because of his footwork and conditioning, as opposed to the complete lack of a chance Malignaggi would have grappling with Holloway.
But despite Rogan’s low opinion of Malignaggi’s chances in the Octagon, there is one current UFC fighter Rogan says Malignaggi could beat if he ever decided to venture into MMA.
“He’d probably f**k C.M. Punk up.”
Punk is rumored to return to action this year after his loss in 2016 to Mickey Gall.