Conor McGregor’s Former Sparring Partner Reveals What He Does Every Time He’s Punched

by : Francesca Donovan on : 09 Aug 2017 10:06

Conor McGregor’s former sparring partner claims the UFC champ ‘whimpers like a girl’ when he takes body blows in the boxing ring.


Paulie Malignaggi has attacked McGregor after quitting his training crew over a series of photographs he alleges were set up to make it look as though the Irish athlete had sent him to the canvas.

Conor McGregor’s personal photographer shared the offending ‘unadulterated’ image on Twitter:

The American has responded to the photographs in a string of tweets that claim title-winning McGregor is not well prepared to take on Floyd Mayweather.


After being questioned over the incident by fans, Malignaggi said:

This coming week I’ll actually start to discuss a bit what happened Tuesday, he whimpers like a girl when he gets ripped to the body.

When I look back at the experience as a whole, not just sparring but as a whole, yes there was definitely an agenda beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I won’t speak tactics of his, that I wouldn’t do, I still have some ethics, I’m not Conor, but definitely will give the story straight about stuff.


Despite the trash talk, Malignaggi says he wishes Camp McGregor the best and still has respect for The Notorious.

It seems all the hype from McGregor – the showboating and the PR bolstering – is not making him any friends in the boxing ring pre-fight.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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