According to the Twitter account MMA History Today, August 11th marked one year from the date Dana White released footage of Conor McGregor knocking former two division boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi on his butt during a sparring session. I know this because McGregor just retweeted that fact, along with the caption “Time flies when you are on your ass.”
Time flies when you are on your ass. https://t.co/YDhLHi2p0o— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 11, 2018
Malignaggi had left McGregor’s training camp for the Floyd Mayweather fight after previous images of McGregor seemingly beating up on him were released. From there things devolved into a largely one sided trash talking affair from Paulie, who insisted McGregor’s team was puffing up his sparring performances.
Now McGregor’s latest tweet has brought Malignaggi back to the social media platform where he railed against the UFC superstar.
Dude has had 2 kids and an ass kicking since this and he still lives off a fake knockdown that he knows wasn’t real lol. @TheNotoriousMMA your feelings are still hurt? Dont get ur feelings hurt u lil bitch its still our lil secret. Dont run for your life when they ring the bell https://t.co/cW0q13USYm— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 11, 2018
@TheNotoriousMMA dont let the inner bitch in u come out. We all know ur gonna pull out the Khabib fight last minute or spend the whole fight runnin 4ur life like u did in rd 5 of the Diaz rematch. U have No BALLS and u think of me 1 yr on cause the reality of my words burns u— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 12, 2018
McGregor pulling out? Come on, Paulie, the least you can do is get your smacktalk straight here. We all know who the real pull out merchant is with this bout.
1 yr passed and you saw 5 seconds of video in 36 minutes yet he cant stop talkin about me. Come on you gotta be smart enough at this point than to think he boxes anything but apples or oranges— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 12, 2018
Let’s hope this is just a one off back and forth, not the beginning of Malignaggi being involved in half the headlines leading up to McGregor’s next fight.