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Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

Paulie Malignaggi Responds to Sparring Footage, Insists Conor McGregor Pushed Him Down

Paulie Malignaggi (photo via Twitter / @PaulMalignaggi)

By FCF Staff

Dana White has released sparring footage of the much discussed, knockdown / push that occurred in a sparring session between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi, and the latter insists the video backs up what he said.

Since a picture was posted on social media of Malignaggi on the mat, and McGregor standing over him, the retired boxer has claimed he was pushed down. Following the release of video of the moments prior to that, some have concluded it shows McGregor knocking Malignaggi down.

But, the New York fighter, and others, argue it shows McGregor pushing down Malignaggi’s neck, before he went to the floor.

Here are some of the tweets Malignaggi has posted, since footage of the video was released:

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:45 am
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