We're less than two weeks away now from arguably the biggest fight of the past decade between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The tension between both fighters is definitely building.
While not much to debate about has come out of the Mayweather camp, much has out of the McGregor camp, with the most notable incident being that involving retired two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi opting out of being the Irishman's sparring partner.
When he spoke to the media this week, Notorious wasn't worried by the fact Malignaggi could speak to Money before the fight takes place on August 26 and share his training and sparring secrets in an act of revenge for the treatment he was given during his time there and how he has been represented afterward.
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The UFC fighter said, according to Boxing Scene, that if the retired two-division champion wants to speak to the undefeated boxer about the tactics shared during the sparring sessions, then he can if he hasn't already, as he believes you can't prepare for him.
“Let him speak,” McGregor said. “I’m sure he has. You can’t prepare for me. You can’t prepare for me. You can’t prepare for the movement. You can’t prepare for any of it. He can sit here and watch this, and I’m sure he has been watching that.
"Let him watch. Let him try and study. But you cannot prepare for this. There’s nobody in the game that moves like me, that strikes like me and that has the confidence like me. So let them speak, let them talk. It’s all good.”
Mayweather has said during an interview with reporters on Thursday at his gym in Las Vegas that he hasn’t reached out to Malignaggi to learn about McGregor. He's bound to have seen the short clips released by UFC President Dana White on Friday though, so he might have some idea as to what to expect from the Irishman in the ring.
Both fighters have a chance to create history in just under two weeks, with Mayweather potentially becoming a 50-0 fighter, while McGregor could become the first fighter ever to defeat the American, so it's bound to be an entertaining fight either way no matter what secrets are shared.
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