Only hours out of a gruelling ten round defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor is already looking forward to his next fight.
The Irish UFC champ has just boxed the bout of a lifetime, and as ever, Dana White is hovering in the background playing with the puppet strings.
The UFC president presumably wants The Notorious back in the Octagon, back to his fighting forte, and he’ll drag him kicking and punching on exquisite MMA form, no doubt.
But before then, he might have yet another former pro boxing foe to take on in the form of Brooklyn two-weight champion, Paulie Malignaggi.
Paulie and Conor have already verbally sparred over their actual sparring sessions, during which Malignaggi was reportedly KO’d by McGregor.
Dana White was there with the video goods, obviously:
The American later claimed the short clip was edited down from an hour-long sparring session, was a set up by Team Mac, and was representative of the stand-off, in a flurry of tweets.
He claims it was all part of the show-boating spectacle we’ve witnessed in the past few months:
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Now he says he wants to fight McGregor on St Patrick’s Day – Saturday, 17 March, 2018, reports the BBC.
Meanwhile, Malignaggi’s presence on the Showtime broadcasting team for The Money Fight – and the undeniable subjectivity he bought to proceedings – has been criticised.
As for McGregor, he’s off to Ibiza, bottle of Notorious brand whiskey in hand.
Watch this space… Again.