UFC President Dana White posted video Friday of Conor McGregor's sparring session with former IBF and WBA champion Paulie Malignaggi.
The second post shows Malignaggi falling to the canvas after a flurry of McGregor punches:
Malignaggi had been in McGregor's camp to help the UFC lightweight champion prepare for his Aug. 26 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he abruptly left after photos leaked of him on the canvas during a sparring session on Aug. 1.
"I believe Conor and I have a mutual respect inside the ring, earned from each other with some good work over two sparring sessions," Malignaggi said, according to CBS Sports' Brian Campbell.
On Friday, McGregor addressed Malignaggi's departure and said he thought it was best for the 36-year-old to take a step back since he was exposing himself to punishment in practice.