Malignaggi had been in McGregor's camp to help the UFC lightweight champion prepare for his August 26 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he abruptly left after photos leaked of the Irishman knocking him down during a sparring session on August 1.
Floyd Mayweather finally requested to use lighter gloves when he fights Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He called on McGregor's camp to release footage of all 12 rounds, but Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has posted a clip of the incident on his Twitter account. "The spars were not good for him", McGregor said about Malignaggi. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds.
MMA star Conor McGregor so enjoyed a song penned about his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather that he's arranged to fly the Kildare songwriter behind it out to his upcoming Vegas fight.
If Malignaggi didn't like the photos, he certainly won't like the video White posted online early Saturday morning. We were anxious about him. We were anxious about him.
The tale of the fight will be waiting to see who takes a step back first.
"Everybody already knew what happened with Van Heerden, now he's doing the same with me too".
"Then you put Nate in the ring with Conor and Conor knocks him down with several shots".
The 36-year-old Malignaggi said he agreed to become a sparring partner because he thought McGregor wanted to train with a high level boxer ahead of the Mayweather clash. One, by McGregor's personal photographer David Fogarty, showed Malignaggi on the canvas near the ropes with the UFC lightweight champion looking over him. With the Van Heerden situation, like maybe he didn't know how the ethics work in boxing, maybe he still had to learn, or now that he has learned, everything will be okay.