That’s not a pushdown. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a knockdown.
But don’t take my word for it. Now, you can judge for yourself, courtesy of UFC president Dana White. Check out the footage above as UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor puts the rumors to rest and proves he got the better of former boxing champion Paulie Malginaggi inside of the ring.
After weeks of hearing Malignaggi complain about photos being released, including one of McGregor standing over Malignaggi, now we finally get the footage.
It appears McGregor’s account of the events might be closer to the truth than one might have believed.
Does this short clip change your perception of McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather?
For all the people who think @TheNotoriousMMA can't box. This is gonna be a FIGHT! Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF/WBA World Champion. pic.twitter.com/CcTkFq0fhr— Dana White (@danawhite) August 12, 2017
Malignaggi is still arguing it.
Pushing my head down with right hand as he's draggin me in that direction by it then throwin the left, the push down is with right hand. https://t.co/txdK1ZQsIi— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 12, 2017
Until McGregor locks horns with Mayweather on Aug. 26 live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, his boxing potential with remain masked.