Paulie, Paulie, Paulie… Why you so mad bro?
According to Paulie himself, it seems to have something to do with Conor McGregor being:
“One of the biggest scumbags I’ve ever met.”
On a recent edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Paulie Malignaggi detailed the debockle that’s been going between him and Conor McGregor
Conor lashed back at Malignaggi later on, saying the boxer received head trauma during their sparring matches and that it was all “concussion talk.”
“When I heard the stuff he was saying, I was like, ‘That’s concussion talk,’” McGregor said. “The man was badly, badly concussed. Look at his face. He was busted up bad.”
Paulie has also insisted that the footage of him being knocked down and out-boxed in the videos were heavily doctored.
“It became like a running joke in boxing,” Malignaggi said. “They had to kind of cover it up in some way, shape or form. So nice job. Nice edit — it was a nice, Hollywood edit. I thought it was adorable, I thought it was cute. But at the end of the day, every day you start to see holes in this little story.”
“How are you gonna prepare to fight Floyd Mayweather without your sparring?” Malignaggi said. “He doesn’t want to look like the running joke of boxing, but he’s making himself the running joke of boxing without even trying. If he stopped trying so hard and being ‘The Little Engine That Could’ and just trained and did his thing, none of this soap opera would even be up. Have you heard anything from Floyd Mayweather’s camp?
“I like the guy. He’s adorable. He’s cute. He’s trying so hard to tell people he’s gonna win this fight and legitimize himself. He’s trying to prove so hard he’s a puncher, because all these MMA fans tell me he’s a big puncher. You can tell he believes it.”
The boxer also said that Conor hits nowhere near as hard as most people, including himself think he does.
“He’s been given this false sense of security like he’s some kind of crazy puncher that people really believes everything he hits breaks down,” Malignaggi said. … “You better learn to punch if you’re gonna be a puncher. This isn’t mixed martial arts anymore.”
“He actually doesn’t know how to make the move,” Malignaggi said when asked about a certain move in boxing that requires to move in a very particular way. “When I get to Vegas, I’m gonna do some video interviews. I’m gonna show people how to actually use that dirty move. It’s a dirty move, but you don’t even know how to do it. He’s actually so stupid, he didn’t do it right.”
Malignaggi even went so far as to propose a fight on Twitter between him and the Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in New York.
“I understand this business very well,” he said. “I’ve done well in this business, not just in the sport. I’ve done well in the business. I understand how this works very well. My eyes went to the calendar when I saw how much this is buzzing.”