Video: Malignaggi unsure if Conor McGregor still wants to spar him to prepare for Floyd MayweatherGet the Full StoryPauli Malignaggi says he has yet to hear back again from Conor McGregor about bringing him in as a sparring partner. Earlier in the month, news broke that Conor McGregor would be bringing in former Paulie Malignaggi as a sparring partner as he prepares for Floyd Mayweather. The two-division boxing champ has gone on record to say that he has accepted the offer. Malignaggi says despite past smack talk through the media, he is looking forward to being a team player and to help the UFC champion get better.
McGregor also said during the start of his world press tour that Malignaggi will answer to what he s been saying about him, and is looking forward to having a knock in the gym when they spar.
Just this past weekend though, Malignaggi said he has yet to hear back from the McGregor camp again, and isn t sure if it pushes through.
I havent done any work with Conor, Malignaggi told Fight Hub. They've done alot of talking as far as bringing me in but I'm not sure if they will. It s up to them really, it s not up to me.
If they wanna bring me in, we've spoken. If they do they do. If they don t, it doesnt matter, I'll be there ringside either way, he said. A fight of this magnitude, you hope both guys are being prepared the best. I wish both guys the best. Hopefully it'll be entertaining
Malignaggi will still be part of the massive event regardless, as he will also be working as a commentator for Showtime.
Former Pacquiao opponent Jessie Vargas also recently claimed that McGregor got knocked out in sparring already.