After a week of back and forth regarding what took place during the well-covered sparring session between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi, the released video appears to show former two-time world champion Malignaggi being knocked down during sparring. - From Forbes
pic.twitter.com/CcTkFq0fhr Here is the video everyone wanted to see of Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/GfFP3SKsye After a week of back and forth regarding what took place during the well-covered sparring session, the video appears to show former two-time world champion Malignaggi being knocked down during sparring.
Meaning, he’s there to emulate what McGregor might see in the fight.
He overshot the left hand and by virtue of that is why his left winds up pushing down on my neck.” The two-time former world champion continued, “As he’s pushing down my neck he tries to shoot a right hook which again I have a slow motion replay posted to twitter which blatantly misses and this despite him pushing my head down to it with the other hand.
The force of the pushdown causes me to fall but no punches land.
There has been so much talk and so much hype along with the speculation that ticket sales have been weak, that if they’re trying to drive this point home by a sparring session with a 36-year-old, in non-fighting shape, two-time former world champion, then they might want to think of a different method because the mainstream public doesn’t seem to be buying into it anymore based on the thousands of seats still available for the mega fight.