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Conor McGregor Says He "Whupped" Paulie Malignaggi And Left Him "Badly Concussed"

Conor McGregor Says He "Whupped" Paulie Malignaggi And Left Him "Badly Concussed"
From Deadspin - August 12, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of a dispiriting and embarrassing Friday afternoon loss to a heavy bag, Conor McGregor and the UFC have been working to redeem and restore some of the McGregors reputation as a fighter, mostly at the expense of McGregors recent sparring partner, Paulie Malignaggi.

Last night, UFC boss Dana White released a pair of videos of the disputed knockdown of Malignaggi during an August 1 sparring session. The videos dont conclusively show a knockdown any more than they conclusively show a push-down, but they do conclusively show that Conor McGregor has enough hand-eye coordination to throw a punch without knocking himself out, which is not nothing!

This morning, ESPN has McGregor openlys**t-talking Malignaggi, gloating about the knockdown and offering a new reason for Malignaggi bailing on McGregors training camp after the August 1 sparring session:

He tried his best, but he got his ass whupped, McGregor said. Tell me how his face looked. Tell me how his temple looked. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds. Badly rattled. He was flattened and knocked down. The ropes kept him up multiple times.

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