He's been chatting MayMac with Off The Ball...
Two-time World Champion Paulie Malignaggi took time out from his Showtime Boxing hosting duties tonight to chat MayMac with Off The Ball and he did not rule out a future fight with the Irish MMA superstar.
The New York fighter is expected to come into McGergor's camp as a sparing partner ahead of his August fight with Floyd Matweather Jnr. After Tuesday's LA press conference the Dublin fighter took aim at Malignaggi:
"Paulie talked a load of shit. Look he’s being brought in to spar, and he’ll answer to what he’s been saying. Then we’ll go from there after that ... We’re going to have a knock in the gym," McGregor told MMA Fighting.
"I‘ll say this and I’ll leave it at this - because I don’t want to take away from the promotion with my own name being involved too much - because these guys deserve better than that. Being that Conor brought this up - and Conor brought it up in that way - I will give this first time a pass. I will not respond to that."
"I am going to say this though, Conor has had a very good platform to become a trash talker and has the reputation to be a trash talker. But let me tell you, let’s not let anybody forget, I am the best trash talker this sport has seen in this generation. Nobody is a better trash talker than me. I am going to leave the trash talking there," the veteran continued.
Paulie added that he still hopes to play a part in the Irishman's preparations:
"I would like to be of help if I show up. I don’t want to go there to prove a point to Conor McGregor. If I’m there I want to be a team player. I want to do my best to get him ready - of course that does mean the sparring will be intense."
When he was asked if he might fight McGregor after the Mayweather contest he told Off The Ball:
"I have no comment on that. I don’t wanna take away from this promotion."