Retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi revealed that discussions are underway for a potential boxing match with with Conor McGregor.
“I know Al Haymon’s talking with Dana White,” Malignaggi told Fight Hype.
“I know they’re speaking, so if they want the fight they’ll make it.”
Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year, was roped into helping McGregor prepare for his superfight with Floyd Mayweather. After the UFC stars camp released footage of McGregor knocking down Malignaggi, relations soured quickly between the two and a feud began.
While there may very well be some beef between the two, that does not mean the world of sport needs another Mayweather v Mcgregor fracas.
There are plenty decent opponents waiting for lightweight champion McGregor back in the UFC…opponents like Tony Ferguson that are at their wits end waiting for a title shot.
At any rate, there has been no word from the McGregor camp about a Malignaggi fight and we can only hope the American is just using the media to stay current.