Now, days after Malignaggi posted a statement on Friday morning explaining that he has chose to leave the Irishman's camp after just two sessions, UFC president Dana White has released footage of his sparring session with McGregor. "Here is the video everyone wanted to see of Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA world champion", White said.
Malignaggi scoffed at McGregor's comments, taking to social media to defend his earlier comments that he walked out because McGregor was using him as a pawn to try and give credibility to a "house of cards" training camp.
It wasn't the release of his full sparring session with Conor McGregor that Malignaggi asked for, but UFC president Dana White did tweet out short videos from the fighters' ring time around midnight on Saturday.
McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet, but he's never fought in a pro-boxing bout to date. Straight after it we were anxious.
McGregor said he posted only the first photo intentionally, claiming the second photo of the grounded Malignaggi "got leaked".
McGregor worked relentlessly to get under Aldo's skin during the months before their fight, and Aldo recognizes the similarities in the mental game McGregor is playing against Mayweather.
Malignaggi, 36, denied McGregor knocked him down with a punch, telling ESPN he was "shoved down". The ropes kept him up multiple times.
Despite whatever miscommunication there might have been between the two men, McGregor maintains that Malignaggi simply couldn't hang with him in the ring and left because of a hit to his ego. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds.
"I'm going to spark (Mayweather). It blew up and then he had such an ego about it and so much pride and he went running". "But here's reality: Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, Conor McGregor is a southpaw, and if there's any kink in that armor, it's when Floyd goes against southpaws".
"I like it on this side, it's good", McGregor said with a smile. "It doesn't matter. McGregor, he's gonna come out and he's gonna keep switching, keep switching". Let him watch, let him try and study, but you can not prepare for this.