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Add Paulie Malignaggi to the lengthy record of people that’ve been despatched right into a fury by Conor McGregor.

The now-retired former two-weight boxing champion was one among McGregor’s major sparring companions for his upcoming skilled boxing debut towards Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, however broke off the connection when unflattering photographs of their periods have been launched Thursday.

Malignaggi went on a Twitter spree Thursday night to defend himself from criticism and did so once more within the early hours Friday. The previous boxer claimed he obtained the higher hand on the UFC champion, which he says led McGregor to shove him to the bottom (one of many pictures launched confirmed Malignaggi down on the canvas, seemingly knocked down by “Infamous”:

Malignaggi, as he did the day earlier than, referred to as for “unedited” movies of his periods with McGregor to be launched:

Malignaggi beforehand stated his sparring fights with McGregor had a “lot of violence.” He reiterated that it is regular for periods akin to these to get intense, but in addition criticized McGregor for what he deemed to be “unethical” conduct by making an attempt to control the narrative: