Conor McGregor may be focusing on his fight with Floyd Mayweather coming up this Saturday (Aug. 26, 2017), but it looks like former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi refuses to be last week’s news. Malignaggi quit McGregor’s camp after unflattering photos of him were released to the Internet and has since called out McGregor for a fight.
Now, he’s taken that demand into the real world, getting in McGregor’s face during a ‘Grand Arrival’ event in Las Vegas.
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) August 22, 2017
It’s hard to hear exactly what they’re saying until Malignaggi repeatedly asks if McGregor brought his balls. Afterwards, a riled up Paulie went into a rant to the media that stuck around near him on how McGregor disrespected him.
It’s a familiar story to anyone who’s been following the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, something many expected to be in the rear view now that the real main event is here. No one told Paulie that, though, and he seems intent on keeping his name in the middle of things.
This wasn’t the only near fight that broke out during the event. The teams of McGregor and Mayweather also had to be pulled apart by security, marking the start of what we imagine is going to be a crazy fight week.