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Paulie Malignaggi-No holds barred.

Paulie Malignaggi throws plenty of verbal blows on Conor McGregor

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The time for talk between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is nearly over as the mega fight is just days away.

However, that has not stopped the Irishman's former training partner unleashing a verbal barrage of his own on McGregor.

Former two-weight world champion American Paulie Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year with a record of 44-8, was part of the McGregor camp in the lead up to the blockbuster fight.

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Malignaggi left the camp after photos were displayed that suggested that he had been knocked down during training.

Malignaggi vigorously rejected those claims and has landed plenty of verbal blows on McGregor.

Sky Sports reported Malignaggi as saying: "It's been a wild ride the last couple of weeks and every time I think I'm no longer part of the storm, another photo or video comes out.

"Part of me thinks that he has done this on purpose, maybe he wants to figure out a new opponent after the Mayweather fight if he wants to stay in this sport.

"He maybe even planned to make me disgruntled before we even got in the ring, I had situations where I would show up to the gym just to be told I wasn't allowed to train and I was put in a house that didn't even have cable TV.

"Was it all done to create trash talk, he has been dragging this all along for some reason."

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The American also said that McGregor does not have any credibility in the sport.

"McGregor gets angry because boxing has not accepted him, but would an MMA fighter accept a boxer walking into their sport claiming that they are the best when he's never done it in his life.

"That's the situation with McGregor in boxing, he is being laughed at and it is only getting worse as each video of a public workout or him shadow boxing is released."

Despite not being in true fighting shape, Malignaggi was very happy that he went 12 rounds with McGregor and said that it reflected badly on Notorious.

"I was tired and out of shape, the fact that he's not ashamed that a guy came in off the couch and done twelve rounds shows you where his confidence levels are really at.

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"I had done the bare minimum beforehand just to show up in a little bit of shape as I assumed the training camp would be like mine or other boxers where each sparring partner does four to six rounds, not twelve.

"Edit this video how you want, you're trying too hard to prove what. I've sparred with hundreds of champions and very rarely does a knockdown happen, especially with the bigger gloves and headgear.

"He is living in this alternate reality where he can punch and hurt people and sometimes I ask myself is he really that stupid, is it an act, why try to prove something that didn't happen.

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"Between me and him, we know the truth."

What cannot be disputed is that this fight can not come soon enough as all the claims and counter claims will be settled once and for all.

Fight fans all over the globe say 'bring it on.'

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