Paul Malignaggi issues statement, has officially parted ways with Team McGregor

By Chris Taylor - August 3, 2017

Former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi is no longer working with Team McGregor.

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The retired boxer, who was brought in to help current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, made headlines earlier this evening when he put “Mystic Mac” and his team on blast for their lack of ethics.

The “Magic Man” was irate after someone in McGregor’s camp released the following sparring photos that showed Paul laid out on the canvas with Conor standing over him.

Malignaggi quickly took to social media where he spoke out against the accuracy of the photos and dared Conor McGregor to post the entire unedited video of their sparring session.

“Its not nice 2 paint a pic that isn’t true, this was a pushdown in sparring, post the whole video rounds 1 through 12 UNEDITED”

Later this evening, Paul once again took to Twitter where he formally announced that he would no longer be part of the McGregor camp.

“I just wanted to clear the air. I am leaving the McGregor training camp today. I came with the best intentions and intended to help out. Just the chance to be a part of such a big event in this capacity excited me. I believe Conor and I have a mutual respect inside the ring, earned from each other with some good work over two sparring sessions. It’s some of the stuff outside of the ring and some ways some things were handled in training camp that I didn’t agree with that made me come to this decision. It’s not my place to dictate terms in a training camp that is not mine, but it’s my place to decide if I want to be a part of it. I will not give away anything tactical that I saw in two sparring sessions with Conor. For what it’s worth, they have my word. The things that upset me though I will speak about in time. I wish Team McGregor well in the rest of their preparations and look forward to being back in Vegas to work fight week on Showtime.”

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