Conor McGregor and boxer Paulie Malignaggi have been beefing for some time, dating back to McGregor’s mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Like clockwork, McGregor’s disdain for Malignaggi continued Tuesday after Malignaggi slapped McGregor’s teammate, Artem Lobov, at a Bare Knuckle FC media event.
Better video of Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov pic.twitter.com/gIRokF5ZdM
— Boxing Insider.com (@BoxingInsider) April 2, 2019
Malignaggi and Lobov scuffled during a scheduled media event for Lobov’s upcoming fight against Jason Knight. Malignaggi is also signed to BKFC, but an opponent for him has not yet been set.
Following the scuffle, McGregor took to Twitter to rip into Malignaggi. He posted several photos from 2017 of the two sparring, including the infamous knockdown.
Lobov also had words for Malignaggi.
I am told you got a sly cheap shot in, I thought that was a mosquito!You know you get killed in a minute if the people werent there, You will be paying with your broken jaw! 👊🇮🇪🇷🇺
— Artem Lobov (@RusHammerMMA) April 2, 2019
Malignaggi responded back with words for both McGregor and Lobov. Warning explicit language:
You gotta post the whole spar for it to count. We all know only pusssies post clips n snippets AND we already know overall you STAY gettin your ass whipped when full vids are public 😉 I'm gonna put your boy in a coma n there aint shit your gonna do about it pussy. https://t.co/R0oQGZazlY
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) April 3, 2019
Based off of today’s events, an eventual fight between Lobov and Malignaggi seems like the next evolution in this longstanding beef.
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