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8/16/17 12:36 AM
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Paulie Malignaggi wasn't brought in to be a helpful sparring partner like typical sparring partners are used.  

He was brought in as a practice opponent/fight and to see where Conor stood against a legit boxer.  It was a fight with headgear, that's why all the UFC execs and Lorenzo Fertitta were there to watch the "sparring session" with popcorn in hand.

 

Conor was slightly offended by the things said when Conor first got his boxing license last year, but Conor is a professional, he heard what Paulie said about him and jumped at the opportunity to use him.

Nothing good was to come out of this for Paulie.  If he got the better of Conor.. well he's supposed to.  But he wouldn't have video image proof.

This helps sell the fight.  Even though Paulie works for Showtime and is friends with Mayweather, this is all good for ticket sales!  It shows Conor dropped a former world champ and can actually box.  Paulie actually gave him credibility heading into this fight.

It's a win/win for Conor.  Paulie can tell Mayweather he got his ass kicked and Mayweather might take Conor more serious, or Paulie could say "I worked him, that was his best combo on video" and Mayweather might underestimate Conor.

 

But after reviewing everything that's gone down and heard each side, it definitely isn't a publicity stunt, it was a work of art by Conor and the UFC only gaining credibility for Conor.  Even Robert Garcia said that would've been ruled a knockdown.  

 

This footage and sparring between Paulie Malignaggi  and Conor Mcgregor is going more viral than the world tour!  

 

8/16/17 12:47 AM
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I agree.

8/16/17 12:58 AM
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indeed
8/16/17 1:11 AM
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May he take Paulie's dignity, but may he never take his side piece. 

8/16/17 1:12 AM
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Pauli is in on it.. he got P A I D for this.
8/16/17 1:14 AM
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inf0 - Pauli is in on it.. he got P A I D for this.
No
8/16/17 1:37 AM
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inf0 - Pauli is in on it.. he got P A I D for this.

I would say NAIVE is the word.  Paulie himself said he WONT get paid a dime since he left camp early.  Plus he doesn't need the money he said.  Listen to his "mma hour" interview with Ariel Helwani. 

8/16/17 1:40 AM
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Dana should slip him 50k for his efforts.

he sure got some publicity for the fight for them.

8/16/17 3:29 AM
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inf0 - Pauli is in on it.. he got P A I D for this.
No

Dude was just publicly castrated from his dignity. No way would he ever agree to this. He was played like a fiddle and that's that. 

8/16/17 6:20 AM
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Aussie Shaun -

Dana should slip him 50k for his efforts.

he sure got some publicity for the fight for them.

He's making 50K doing interviews from all this.

8/16/17 7:20 PM
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Paulie is a BITCH.

8/16/17 7:23 PM
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Conor dropped a former world champ? which one?

or by dropped did you mean pushed...?
8/16/17 10:20 PM
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Paulie is a BITCH.

Yeah I totally believe you would say this to his face.......

 

Jesus you guys are a bunch of keyboard warriors.  The non existent mods are no better, maybe Kirik should consider paying someone like Rick Storm who kept this place decent for years

8/16/17 10:23 PM
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Paulie is a BITCH.

No, you're faggot.
8/17/17 12:35 PM
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Good post OP.

It has been a bit of a master-stroke by Conor, whether fully intended or not.

Celebrities generally are gonna start looking at those on the wrong-end of Conor's interactions and think "fuck getting involved with that!" How many times has Conor turned a fighter or celeb generally into a global laughing stock with some viral one-liner? The guys fuckin ruining reps left and right. And it's glorious.
8/17/17 6:35 PM
12/30/03
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Paulie Malignaggi wasn't brought in to be a helpful sparring partner like typical sparring partners are used.  

He was brought in as a practice opponent/fight and to see where Conor stood against a legit boxer.  It was a fight with headgear, that's why all the UFC execs and Lorenzo Fertitta were there to watch the "sparring session" with popcorn in hand.

 

Conor was slightly offended by the things said when Conor first got his boxing license last year, but Conor is a professional, he heard what Paulie said about him and jumped at the opportunity to use him.

Nothing good was to come out of this for Paulie.  If he got the better of Conor.. well he's supposed to.  But he wouldn't have video image proof.

This helps sell the fight.  Even though Paulie works for Showtime and is friends with Mayweather, this is all good for ticket sales!  It shows Conor dropped a former world champ and can actually box.  Paulie actually gave him credibility heading into this fight.

It's a win/win for Conor.  Paulie can tell Mayweather he got his ass kicked and Mayweather might take Conor more serious, or Paulie could say "I worked him, that was his best combo on video" and Mayweather might underestimate Conor.

 

But after reviewing everything that's gone down and heard each side, it definitely isn't a publicity stunt, it was a work of art by Conor and the UFC only gaining credibility for Conor.  Even Robert Garcia said that would've been ruled a knockdown.  

 

This footage and sparring between Paulie Malignaggi  and Conor Mcgregor is going more viral than the world tour!  

 

If this was actually true and they wanted a true "test" as you put it. Why not tell Paulie from the start that it was going to be a simulated real fight with a referee and to come into camp ready to go 12 rounds? 

 

If it was a "test" they would have kept a camp with different pros of differing abilities. Errol Spence Jr. could have tested his defense and range against a legit top level boxer. Lomachenko could have tested his ability to hit elusive targets at a high level. Bernard Hopkins could have shown him tricks that tricky veteran counter boxers use against bigger, more athletic guys.

 

Those would be tests. Taking an out of shape boxer off a flight and making him do more rounds than he could handle from a cardio stand point isn't a test for Conor. It's a set up to sell fights with "leaked" clips. Doesn't take anything away from him being able to land shots on Paulie but lets not pretend like this was put together to test Conor. 

8/17/17 6:37 PM
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inf0 - Pauli is in on it.. he got P A I D for this.

No way in hell a former world champ who still makes bank commentating fights would take money to eat someone's biggest shots while out of shape. You don't think Paulie is concerned with CTE while interviewing and hanging around half brain dead boxers?

8/17/17 6:38 PM
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the same reason kim jung un invites anyone to NK


to edit and showoff and show edited clips to his cult fellowers
8/17/17 6:40 PM
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So Conor in the best shape of his career brings in a retired fat Malignaggi and still cant KO him but he will KO Floyd within 4 rounds

wolf tickets
8/17/17 6:52 PM
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GSPsShadyHandWraps - So Conor in the best shape of his career brings in a retired fat Malignaggi and still cant KO him but he will KO Floyd within 4 rounds

wolf tickets
You ever heard of 16oz gloves and headgear?
8/17/17 6:53 PM
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TexDeuce - 
GSPsShadyHandWraps - So Conor in the best shape of his career brings in a retired fat Malignaggi and still cant KO him but he will KO Floyd within 4 rounds

wolf tickets
You ever heard of 16oz gloves and headgear?

https://youtu.be/Ollo3wYILAI

Thats the difference between real murderous power and someone being marketed as having that kind of power

8/17/17 7:01 PM
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GSPsShadyHandWraps - So Conor in the best shape of his career brings in a retired fat Malignaggi and still cant KO him but he will KO Floyd within 4 rounds

wolf tickets

Wolf tickets indeed
8/17/17 7:17 PM
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Paulie Malignaggi wasn't brought in to be a helpful sparring partner like typical sparring partners are used.  

He was brought in as a practice opponent/fight and to see where Conor stood against a legit boxer.  It was a fight with headgear, that's why all the UFC execs and Lorenzo Fertitta were there to watch the "sparring session" with popcorn in hand.

 

Conor was slightly offended by the things said when Conor first got his boxing license last year, but Conor is a professional, he heard what Paulie said about him and jumped at the opportunity to use him.

Nothing good was to come out of this for Paulie.  If he got the better of Conor.. well he's supposed to.  But he wouldn't have video image proof.

This helps sell the fight.  Even though Paulie works for Showtime and is friends with Mayweather, this is all good for ticket sales!  It shows Conor dropped a former world champ and can actually box.  Paulie actually gave him credibility heading into this fight.

It's a win/win for Conor.  Paulie can tell Mayweather he got his ass kicked and Mayweather might take Conor more serious, or Paulie could say "I worked him, that was his best combo on video" and Mayweather might underestimate Conor.

 

But after reviewing everything that's gone down and heard each side, it definitely isn't a publicity stunt, it was a work of art by Conor and the UFC only gaining credibility for Conor.  Even Robert Garcia said that would've been ruled a knockdown.  

 

This footage and sparring between Paulie Malignaggi  and Conor Mcgregor is going more viral than the world tour!  

 

If this was actually true and they wanted a true "test" as you put it. Why not tell Paulie from the start that it was going to be a simulated real fight with a referee and to come into camp ready to go 12 rounds? 

 

If it was a "test" they would have kept a camp with different pros of differing abilities. Errol Spence Jr. could have tested his defense and range against a legit top level boxer. Lomachenko could have tested his ability to hit elusive targets at a high level. Bernard Hopkins could have shown him tricks that tricky veteran counter boxers use against bigger, more athletic guys.

 

Those would be tests. Taking an out of shape boxer off a flight and making him do more rounds than he could handle from a cardio stand point isn't a test for Conor. It's a set up to sell fights with "leaked" clips. Doesn't take anything away from him being able to land shots on Paulie but lets not pretend like this was put together to test Conor. 

Conor publicly announced that Paulie would have to answer for the shit he had talked....... It's not like the intentions were secretive or friendly. Paulie knew full well what he was getting into, a fight. Guaranteed Paulie thought he would make easy work of Conor and the camp would want him around for advice and coaching. Unfortunately, it did not go how he anticipated.
8/17/17 7:20 PM
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TexDeuce - 
GSPsShadyHandWraps - So Conor in the best shape of his career brings in a retired fat Malignaggi and still cant KO him but he will KO Floyd within 4 rounds

wolf tickets
You ever heard of 16oz gloves and headgear?

https://youtu.be/Ollo3wYILAI

Thats the difference between real murderous power and someone being marketed as having that kind of power

Did you really just post a vid of Mike Tyson? Holy shit.

Conor fights at 145-155 lbs. Just LOFL at comparing a Heavyweight to a Featherweight.
8/17/17 7:25 PM
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Paulie Malignaggi wasn't brought in to be a helpful sparring partner like typical sparring partners are used.  

He was brought in as a practice opponent/fight and to see where Conor stood against a legit boxer.  It was a fight with headgear, that's why all the UFC execs and Lorenzo Fertitta were there to watch the "sparring session" with popcorn in hand.

 

Conor was slightly offended by the things said when Conor first got his boxing license last year, but Conor is a professional, he heard what Paulie said about him and jumped at the opportunity to use him.

Nothing good was to come out of this for Paulie.  If he got the better of Conor.. well he's supposed to.  But he wouldn't have video image proof.

This helps sell the fight.  Even though Paulie works for Showtime and is friends with Mayweather, this is all good for ticket sales!  It shows Conor dropped a former world champ and can actually box.  Paulie actually gave him credibility heading into this fight.

It's a win/win for Conor.  Paulie can tell Mayweather he got his ass kicked and Mayweather might take Conor more serious, or Paulie could say "I worked him, that was his best combo on video" and Mayweather might underestimate Conor.

 

But after reviewing everything that's gone down and heard each side, it definitely isn't a publicity stunt, it was a work of art by Conor and the UFC only gaining credibility for Conor.  Even Robert Garcia said that would've been ruled a knockdown.  

 

This footage and sparring between Paulie Malignaggi  and Conor Mcgregor is going more viral than the world tour!  

 

If this was actually true and they wanted a true "test" as you put it. Why not tell Paulie from the start that it was going to be a simulated real fight with a referee and to come into camp ready to go 12 rounds? 

 

If it was a "test" they would have kept a camp with different pros of differing abilities. Errol Spence Jr. could have tested his defense and range against a legit top level boxer. Lomachenko could have tested his ability to hit elusive targets at a high level. Bernard Hopkins could have shown him tricks that tricky veteran counter boxers use against bigger, more athletic guys.

 

Those would be tests. Taking an out of shape boxer off a flight and making him do more rounds than he could handle from a cardio stand point isn't a test for Conor. It's a set up to sell fights with "leaked" clips. Doesn't take anything away from him being able to land shots on Paulie but lets not pretend like this was put together to test Conor. 

Conor publicly announced that Paulie would have to answer for the shit he had talked....... It's not like the intentions were secretive or friendly. Paulie knew full well what he was getting into, a fight. Guaranteed Paulie thought he would make easy work of Conor and the camp would want him around for advice and coaching. Unfortunately, it did not go how he anticipated.

Go rewatch Paulies first interview after accepting the sparring work. He basically says it was a classy move by Conor and that he looked forward to helping him any way he could. He even went as far to say break the forth wall and admit he was talking trash previously to get the fight and that once a fighter signs to fight someone else, there's no reason to keep talking trash. 

 

That doesn't sound like he thought he was walking into a fight. No pro fighter would walk into that situation way out of shape. Also, this story that Paulie got completely destroyed hasn't yet been proven correct. It's possible Conor decimated him for 12 rounds. It's also possible that footage comes out and Paulie would have won a "fight" the way he won his whole career, by decision.