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Paulie Malignaggi Quits Training With McGregor After Leaked Photo

Paulie Malignaggi Quits Training With McGregor After Leaked Photo

He's not happy

The highly-anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather takes place later this month and both fighters have thrown themselves into training.

Both men have pulled together impressive teams to help them train, to ensure they're going to be at their very best come the 26. For McGregor, who is taking part in his first ever professional boxing match, this means enlisting some help from boxing experts.

Former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi had been helping the MMA star train ahead of the bout. However, he has now announced he won't be helping the Irishman, after a leaked picture of him being put on his arse by McGregor popped up on social media.

Malignaggi took to Twitter to clear a few things up about the training session, and blasting the team for sharing the photo in the first place:

After his Twitter outburst, he put out a longer, more measured post on Instagram, in which he, again, asks for the video to be released:

He told ESPN: "I wanted to be part of this event, but I didn't want to become the story, and that's what this has turned into.

"I won't release any information about his game plan or what he's working on - I wouldn't do that. But this has become a fiasco. It's a circus.

"And I do want that sparring video released. The UFC's PI definitely has that video. I understand it can't come out now, but Conor, if you have any balls, release what really happened."

So, the McGregor V Mayweather saga becomes even more farcical, who thought that was even possible?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Floyd Mayweather