Paulie Malignaggi and former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor have been rivals ever since the UFC star posted photos of himself allegedly dropping Malignaggi during a sparring session in the lead up to The Money Fight.
Although the duo have never met in a fight, one thing that Malignaggi promises to do is to badly beat up McGregor.
“The only guy that doesn’t want to make Malignaggi-McGregor is McGregor and anybody directly involved with him because they understand the game is over once that fight happens,” Malignaggi said on The MMA Hour. “The show, the game, the flaunting, everything’s over. Because once I beat the shit out of you after all the past we’ve had and all the lies you’ve told, you’re done, you’re history. Nobody will ever want to remember you again. So you can’t have that. Not even his Proper whiskey would sell anymore.”
Malignaggi recently did get physical with former UFC fighter Artem Lobov at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 media day and Lobov is a training partner or McGregor.
The retired boxer says people would never forgive McGregor is he lost to Malignaggi.
“But with Paulie Malignaggi, the perception is you knocked him down,” Malignaggi said. “The perception is you beat him up. Now you’re going to wind up in a fight with him and he’s going to beat the f*ck out of you all over the place. And he’s going to make you look stupid doing it. Conor knows. Conor sparred me. I don’t just beat the shit out of you, now I’m going to talk shit. I’m gonna embarrass you. I’m gonna emasculate you while I’m doing it. And you’re not gonna like it. It’s not just gonna be a loss, it’s gonna be an embarrassment. People will not forgive you for the loss, not just because of the embarrassment of it, but because you lied to them. Your fans will forgive you if they’re true fans, for losing. They will not forgive you for lying to them. And because of the lie, they would never forgive him. So no matter for all the money in the world, Conor cannot fight me.”
McGregor recently retired from professional MMA competition, but a boxing match with Malignaggi may be in both men’s future.