Conor McGregor’s ex-sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi has been on a PR tour to trash the UFC champ since leaving his training camp after McGregor posted pictures to social media showing Malignaggi flat on his back in one of their sessions.
Malignaggi claimed he was pushed down and was regularly whooping McGregor in their sessions. He’s been begging for the release of unedited sparring session videos to tell the whole story.
Well, UFC President Dana White finally obliged and posted a video of the knock down, along with another sparring video to his Instagram account, and they don’t back up Malignaggi’s claims.
Here’s the much discussed knockdown. It doesn’t look like a pushdown:
Another video posted by White shows McGregor opening up a can Malignaggi. McGregor connects with several head shots and looks pretty impressive here: