Things didn’t go well between UFC champion Conor McGregor and former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi during their recent sparring sessions. Malignaggi stepped up and attempted to help out McGregor in preparation for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the relationship between the two quickly took a turn for the worse after McGregor’s team leaked a photo suggesting Malignaggi was knocked down.
Now that some of the dust has settled and Malignaggi is putting himself in the public eye to address the “dirtbag” behavior of McGregor, other potential sparring partners are shying away from “Notorious.”
“I spoke to Andre Berto. Andre was supposed to go there and box on Saturday, and he changed his mind after seeing what happened with me,” Malignaggi said during a recent appearance on Cagesiders. “Everybody already knew what happened with Van Heerden, now he’s doing the same with me too. When word goes around that somebody is like that, even in regular life, you start to alienate (people).”
Berto, 33, fought Mayweather for 12 rounds back in 2015. The former WBC welterweight champion ended up losing via unanimous decision, but he could
Article source: https://www.mmamania.com/2017/8/12/16130914/andre-berto-cancels-conor-mcgregor-sparring-session-following-paulie-malignaggi-fallout
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