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Paulie Malignaggi Says Conor McGregor Is One Of The Biggest Dirtbags He’s Ever Met

August 8, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Paulie Malignaggi

In an interview with The MMA Hour (via MMA Junkie), Paulie Malignaggi spoke about his falling out with Conor McGregor. The issues started after McGregor posted a photo last week showing him standing over Malignaggi, his sparring partner for his training to fight Floyd Mayweather. Here are highlights:

On getting disrespected by McGregor: “It’s something that I didn’t really ask for. I showed up with the best intentions in camp. At a certain point you start to realize your being used as a pawn where somebody is trying to get ahead at your expense and not through your help. My intention was to try to get Conor ahead through my help in camp. … I realized pretty early it was always going to be at my expense.”

On the location of the house he stayed in for training: “It’s in a dilapidated neighborhood. It’s a rundown house. I mean, yeah, it works. But it’s not really what you expect. … It reminded me of some kind of crack house that had been barely renovated a little bit.”

On what he thinks of McGregor: “This guy is one of the biggest dirtbags I’ve ever met in my life – bar none. I was amazed at what a dirtbag this person is. I don’t care if we never speak again. My life is fine if I never see Conor McGregor again. I was dumbfounded by the way things were. It’s just about status with him. It makes me doubt if he ever really went through a tough time in his life like they try to say he did. If somebody went through that tough a time in life just a few years ago, they wouldn’t treat people who were not as fortunate as him that bad.”

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