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Video: Conor McGregor vs Paulie Malignaggi sparring beef explained

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Conor McGregor is busy getting ready for his professional boxing debut, which will come against the greatest pugilist of his generation, Floyd Mayweather, inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Aug. 26, 2017.

It's a tall order for the "Notorious" Irishman, who must somehow find a way to dent the armor of the undefeated (49-0) boxing legend. Accordingly, he has brought in several training partners, among them Paulie Malignaggie, a former a two-weight world champion who went to war with McGregor on multiple occasions.

And things apparently got a little twisted.

McGregor and Co. are making it seem like Malignaggie was dominated in the stand up by a fighter with no pugilistic experience, while “Magic Man” accused the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) team of painting an inaccurate picture.

So did McGregor whimper like a girl every time his ribs got roasted, or pound on his training partner like a boxing boss? We may find out the answer later this month when it’s time for “Notorious” to put his “Money” where his mouth is.

Find out here.

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