Paulie Malignaggi Claims He Was ‘Beating The Brakes’ Off Conor McGregor Before Knockdown Pic

Last night, former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi quit Conor McGregor’s camp after photos surfaced of Malignaggi getting beat up and put on the canvas by the UFC star during a recent sparring session.

“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,” Malignaggi told ESPN. “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.”

Malignaggi is still talking trash to Conor on Twitter and is now claiming that he was beating up on the UFC star before the knockdown pic was taken.

This whole thing is a fucking circus.