It appears UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is going to release the sparring footage of himself and former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi.
Rumore coming out of McGregor’s camp is that he is planning on releasing the footage this weekend.
Malignaggi left McGregor’s training camp after only a couple of sparring sessions. The reason the Brooklyn born boxer turn announcer gave was becasue he was not happy with pictures that showed McGregor landing damaging shots on the former boxing champion. Malignaggi claims that McGregor didn’t have as much success against him as the pictures show.
Now we will know if Malignaggi will be vindicated or as Tiernan Bradley has said, that McGregor held his own. If McGregor actually releases the footage, one would have to think that the UFC champion truly did hold his own against the former boxing champion, or McGregor just wants to fuel another storyline heading into the 26th.