WATCH: Dana White Releases McGregor Sparring With Malignaggi

Late last night, UFC President Dana White released the sparring footage featuring Conor McGregor and then sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi. The footage also includes the video of how the former IBF and WBA World Champion ended up on the canvas.

 

Not satisfied with what was released Malignaggi took to his own twitter page to prod the UFC president and continue to assert that he was tripped or pushed and not punched.

The Brooklyn born boxer has  spent the majority of today attempting to invalidate the video, and even challenge McGregor to a match on St. Patrick’s day. Malignaggi also now wants the UFC to release  release the full sparring sessions.

“I mean, even tonight’s highlights showed what I [had] already said. As a whole he got his ass beat that session but never will they release [all 36 minutes].”

 

McGregor calmly addressed Malignaggi’s exit from his camp during Friday’s media day at the UFC Performance Center in Las Vegas.

“He was looking for an exit,” McGregor said. “The spars were not good for him. He took a lot of head trauma. Straight after it, we were worried. The sparring partners were actually telling us when he was dropped back to the home that he was stumbling out of the car after the 12-rounder.

“He was knocked down; he flattened against the ropes. Multiple times the ropes kept him on his feet. We were worried about him. We thought the worst was about to happen. He was certainly badly concussed. And then he just got out of there and went running.

“He got his ass whupped, he got his pride dented, and he wanted a way out. What better way to exit under a load of questions and mysteriousness.”

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