The pair do have a history together, given that the ‘Magic Man’ was brought in as a sparring partner when McGregor faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 in the crossover boxing match.
Things turned sour after footage was leaked, which showed Malignaggi being knocked down. But as the fighter then left the camp, things did not die down.
Malignaggi demanded that McGregor release the full sparring footage and disputed the Irishman’s claims that he had been dominated in sparring.
With that being said, Malignaggi has now even backed Jake Paul or even influencer/boxer ‘AnEsonGib’ to give him trouble.
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“He’s got no ba**s. There’s no way you can get that tired unless your anxiety levels are through the roof. He gets scared in there. Jake just needs the ability to hang in there and he can start to trouble him a little.
“He can put himself in the position to win the fight. Conor McGregor’s boxing skills are so brutal that I think even a YouTube boxer like AnEsonGib would beat Conor McGregor in a boxing ring.
“I worked with Gib for his first last year against Austin McBroom and Gib brings a lot of stress and a lot of pressure. At this point, I think he’d even beat up Conor McGregor in a boxing ring,” Malignaggi