They are saying an image is price a thousand phrases. Properly apparently, Conor McGregor has an terrible lot to say to Paulie Malignaggi.
Just lately, Maliginaggi signed with Naked Knuckle FC, the place McGregor’s teammate and coaching companion Artem Lobov is presently signed. On Tuesday, on the BKFC media day for Lobov’s struggle with Jason Knight on Saturday, Malignaggi confirmed up and slapped Lobov, beginning a scuffle that can inevitably set the stage for a future struggle between the 2.
However the slap did greater than arrange a struggle with Lobov; it additionally drew the ire of the lately retired McGregor, who posted to Twitter at least 16 images of his notorious sparring session with Malignaggi, displaying McGregor seemingly beating up on the previous world champion boxer.
Malignaggi’s beef with McGregor is outdated hat at this level, harkening again to McGregor’s boxing match towards Floyd Mayweather. McGregor introduced in Malignaggi as a coaching companion however issues soured rapidly as McGregor allegedly obtained the higher of Malignaggi in sparring and the boxer couldn’t take it and left the camp. Malignaggi, in fact, denies that’s what occurred nevertheless a quick snippet of the sparring footage launched does present McGregor getting the higher of the motion and it’s from that footage that many of those images seem to have been cropped.
Since their dispute, Malignaggi has been angling for a struggle with McGregor and lately reupped his claims that McGregor is simply too scared to face him. However although McGregor is “retired” he has his personal white whale to chase, the person who most lately beat him, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Previous to saying his retirement, McGregor stated he was nonetheless aiming for a rematch with Khabib and yesterday, after taking his photographs at Malignaggi, McGregor then turned his social media ire in the direction of his nemesis, with a pair of Tweets attacking Nurmagomedov’s household.
(h/t MiddleEasy for the screenshot)
The assault on Nurmagomedov’s spouse seems to be in response to Khabib lately calling McGregor a “a jealous spouse who says ‘I’ll depart’ on a regular basis however then comes again” when talking to Russian media about McGregor’s retirement.
This sort of rhetoric was precisely what McGregor was suspended for earlier this yr, because the NAC needed to “rein in” “unacceptable” types of trash speaking. McGregor has since deleted each of the above Tweets however did make it clear he’s nonetheless in it for the rematch.
Don’t be frightened of the rematch you little scurrying rat.
You’ll do what you’re advised such as you at all times do.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April Three, 2019
Contemplating what occurred the final time Conor attacked Khabib’s household, it’s arduous to think about this gained’t get McGregor the rematch he’s been on the lookout for.
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I’m advised you bought a sly low cost shot in, I assumed that was a mosquito!You recognize you get killed in a minute if the individuals werent there, You can be paying along with your damaged jaw!
— Artem Lobov (@RusHammerMMA) April 2, 2019
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Hey guys Before everything congrats to Timofey in his victory , He’s very deserving of every little thing that comes with victory and I want him the most effective within the continued event . Truthfully talking how I fought my One Championship debut isn’t a mirrored image of my coaching my coaches , my workforce , it’s not even a mirrored image of my beliefs . I’m sincerely disillusioned and confused in my incapacity to not pull the set off and my hesitancy on current struggle nights , it’s been fairly complicated to determine the previous yr or so . Coach Mark at all times stresses “hesitancy is Dying” and it’s not one thing that’s even in my character to do . On this specific struggle I waited too lengthy for a gap and paid the last word worth . The punch that hit me , immediately blinded me and cut up each eyelids in half . It felt like my eye exploded from the within and the ache was prompt . From an outsider watching myself I ought to of have anticipated the outcome contemplating my actions . You need to punch , kick , takedown and stress to win a struggle , I waited . I merely waited too lengthy for the right timing and opening that by no means got here . Combating continues to show me life classes through my victories and much more via robust defeats . Victory and defeat are by merchandise of placing it on the road , they’ve been inescapable all through my complete life . I hope to be judged on how I modify and pivot from defeat and behave in victory quite than the results of a small second in time . To my Spouse /children household , coaches , groups mates , buddies and to all of the followers , thanks at all times in your continued help , doing that is very lonely and remoted , a easy pat on the again goes a protracted great distance . Thanks thanks thanks . I’ll make changes and are available again true to type #UGK
Tony staying on that grind.
You speak to a lot kiddo. Shhh.
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April Three, 2019
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I ponder if Conor realized how unhealthy that Tweet was or if it was a PR individual. Glad to see the NAC’s fines and suspensions actually did a terrific job of dissuading this sort of habits.
Thanks for studying and see y’all tomorrow.
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