Conor McGregor accuses Paulie Malignaggi of being "badly concussed" after their sparring session that McGregor claims dented the ego of the former world titlist.
LAS VEGAS -- According to Conor McGregor, former world champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi quit as one of his primary sparring partners because he was getting "whupped" during sessions.
Earlier this month, Malignaggi bailed on McGregor's preparations for his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, citing multiple reasons.
Chief among them, however, was a leaked photo that showed Malignaggi falling backward to the canvas during a 12-round session in Las Vegas.
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