The seemingly never ending rivalry between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi has taken another turn.
Malignaggi recently made a prediction that whomever McGregor faces in either MMA or boxing in the future will destroy him.
“Conor wants to fight, he’s an egomaniac,” Malignaggi told Fight Hype. “But Conor is still a bitch at heart. Where he looks at it, he’s going to see Khabib and Tony Ferguson, ‘sh-t, that’s an ass whooping.’ Anybody in boxing is an ass whooping. ‘Any door I open I’m getting my ass whooped.’ Everybody waiting for you is gonna beat the living sh-t out of you. Including me, Pacquiao, Oscar can come out of retirement and beat the sh-t out of you. Khabib is gonna beat the sh-t out of you, Ferguson is gonna beat the sh-t out of you.”
This rivalry began the two began when McGregor posted photos of himself apparently dropping Malignaggi during a sparring session, as McGregor was training for an upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather.
A retired Malignaggi doesn’t even think McGregor should ever compete again.
“Just fight off (the desire to come back),” Malignaggi said. “Just fight it off, you p-ssy. You’re not even going out on top because you got your ass whooped the last fight, and you got your ass whooped two fights ago in the UFC as well. You’re not even going out on top, but give the perception that you’re going out on top. Because enough people perceive that you’re going out on top, so just leave with that perception. Do yourself a favor.”
McGregor made his professional boxing debut this past August, suffering a tenth round TKO loss to Mayweather.