This week it was revealed that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had received his boxing license to box professionally in California. With that being said however, it was also revealed that Mcgregor had been denied a boxing license in Nevada. Despite that, the reports of McGregor being approved for a boxing license in California threw fuel on the fire of rumors of a potential boxing match between the Irish superstar and undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather.
Shortly after the reports of McGregor’s license surfaced, former boxing champion Paul Malignaggi spoke in a video statement on Twitter about McGregor, calling him out by saying:
“I got to thinking, I’m kind of interested. At first I’m telling Conor, ‘stay in your lane, you’re going to embarrass yourself’, but now I’m thinking if you’re really going to disrespect the sport of boxing like that, I’d like to be the one to teach you a lesson. I would never disrespect your sport and tell everybody ‘you know what I could beat the best fighter in your sport in the cage.’ You shouldn’t tell everyone you can beat the best fighter in our sport. I know you apologized about absolutely fucking nothing in your last fight, but after I’m done with you, I’m going to knock the beard off you homie. You’re going to apologize for everything you’ve been trying to do to get into boxing.”
McGregor had remained silent on the matter over the past few days, but broke his silence in a recent interview, when he was asked about Malignaggi’s callouts.
In typical McGregor fashion, he replied with:
“Who the fuck is that guy? I don’t know who the fuck that is! I don’t know who the fuck that is but I will slap the nose off if he ever mentions my name again.”
Needless to say, things are heating up!