A video was recently released by UFC President Dana White showing UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor sparring with Paulie Malignaggi.
Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather, says that the video shows the boxing capabilities of the MMA fighter turned boxer.
“That’s part of the politics of boxing, it’s also part of salesman and the build up of everything,” he told Fight Hub. “Realistically, by showing that much of what Conor’s doing, they actually exposed what he’s capable of. It’s worse, because he’s fighting a Paulie that’s out of shape.”
The video and the photo showing Malignaggi being dropped is what caused Maliganggi to leave the McGregor camp.
Mayweather says that the video doesn’t prove that McGregor is going to be able to do anything to Floyd.
“You got to realize, Paulie didn’t come back to boxing to box again. He didn’t do it like Floyd did. Plus, Paulie is not Floyd,” he said. “Watching (even a longer clip) means nothing. No matter what he did to Paulie, he’s not going to do to Floyd.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.