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Paulie Malignaggi defends Khabib Nurmagomedov in a tweet that takes aim at Conor McGregor

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It's clear Paulie Malignaggi is seriously not letting go of the beef he has with UFC star Conor McGregor.

This feud began in the summer of 2017 as McGregor was preparing to take on former five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather in what was billed as ‘The Money Fight’.

McGregor was defeated in Las Vegas after 10 rounds, as Mayweather sailed to 50-0, while ‘The Notorious’ reached new financial heights.

Although this was McGregor’s professional debut, it was not the first time he had shared a ring with a boxing world champion.

Former super-lightweight and welterweight world champion Malignaggi was brought into Team McGregor for what the American believed was sparring in preparation for the upcoming Mayweather bout.

McGregor, however, had brought ‘The Magic Man’ in for a ‘fight’ as he claimed he felt insulted by Malignaggi's previous claims on the Irishman’s boxing ability.

The feud heated up as pictures and videos, including a debated knockdown of Malligangi, were leaked, which subsequently led to the American’s departure of Team McGregor.

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Malignaggi's tweet defending McGregor opponent Nurmagomedov

One year on from the infamous sparring sessions, and Malignaggi is still as bitter as ever.

After McGregor was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, a mass brawl broke out between both teams post-fight.

Involved in the brawl was Nurmagomedov teammate Zubaira Tukhugov who attacked McGregor during the chaos. This led UFC president Dana White to state Tukhugov would be cut from the UFC.

This then prompted Nurmagomedov to post an emotional Instagram message where he claimed he would leave the UFC if his team were affected by the post-fight madness.

Although White is yet to comment on Nurmagomedov’s message, Malignaggi has, as he took to Twitter to respond.

Malignaggi subsequently backed the current UFC lightweight champion, while he urged the UFC to ‘do the right thing’ by leaving Tukhugov out of the problem and paying Nurmagomedov $2million dollar cheque that is currently being held by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, revealed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that a Netflix documentary that involves the Malignaggi spar is set to be released soon.
With the documentary set to be released, will the full footage be shown for the truth to finally come out?

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Paulie Malignaggi
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