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Video of Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi released

Those of you who see a knockdown, want to see a knockdown.

Ever since Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor sparred in Las Vegas for the second time, things have been crazy. Paulie felt “set up” by the session and denied claims of being knocked down in sparring. Conor said he dominated Paulie and sent him out with his tail between his legs.

Paulie immediately quit working with Conor, calling him cheap, saying he felt used, and since then had made the media circle telling anyone who will listen just what he thinks of McGregor. Some video of the two sparring has been posted.  Included is the contested “knock down.” We’ll show it to you guys and let you make your own decisions.

For me, that’s not a knockdown. It’s a slip/shove that results in Paulie hitting the canvas. The sad bottom line is what happens in sparring should stay in sparring, but the lines are blurred and rules don’t apply for this whole circus cash grab.  We’re two short weeks away from Conor McGregor making his professional boxing debut against arguably the best boxer of our generation. Get your popcorn ready!

Thanks to Dana White and the Bleacher Report for posting the video clips.

Conor looking solid against former boxing World Champ Paulie Malignaggi 👀 (via @danawhite)

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