It’s media day for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather but he focus is going to be completely on that other boxer that got mixed up in this. After all the controversy leading up to the event, Paul Malignaggi ran into McGregor out at the event today and things got serious real quick. If they weren’t already planning and moving ahead with that boxing match after McGregor boxes Mayweather, they definitely are now. It’s hard to make out what is said, but it looks like McGregor told him that they could fight anytime and Paul Malignaggi yells at him to not forget his, ahem, courage.
Conor McGregor: “You bet your ass we will, you bet your ass we f-ckin’ will.”
Paul Malignaggi: “Remember what I said when you quit like a b-tch, Saturday. Bring your balls, p-ssy.”
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) August 22, 2017
Another one. Conor McGregor is ready to fight. Floyd, Paulie, this guy. You. Me. All of us. pic.twitter.com/s2UgegqrUD
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 22, 2017
Also, as Team Mac came in, Team May was leaving. They crossed paths and there was some shoving. Spoke to McGregor about it.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 22, 2017
Look for Artem Lobov performing the ocular patdown, he never misses a beat. pic.twitter.com/SMwWhvT4Wu
— Keith Ó Gealbháin (@KeithGalvin) August 22, 2017
Chao has erupted outside according to all the journalists onsite and McGregor is fuming. As Conor and his entourage stampede away in a rage, Paul Malignaggi stayed behind and spoke to media about the altercation, but mostly more about the pictures and the footage released from McGregor’s camp that started the entire issue. One thing is for sure, Conor McGregor wants to fight Paul Malignaggi, and Malignaggi is ready to throw hands at McGregor.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/22/2017.