Will Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi fight?.

Conor McGregor's trainer opens up on what sparring session with Malignaggi was like

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There has been a lot of talk about the future of UFC star Conor McGregor recently, following the aftermath of his recent loss and the resulting ban that has since been placed upon him.

So what does the future actually hold for the superstar?

While some are suggesting that he will retire from the UFC due to the manner of his recent defeat, others believe that he is still the biggest name in the sport and still has a huge future in the UFC.

And then there are those talking of a return to boxing.

Conor McGregor only has one professional boxing fight to his name, losing to legend Floyd Mayweather by a TKO in the 10th round of their fight, although the bigger and more exciting story was the build up to the fight.

Notorious and his team got in former world champion Paulie Malignaggi for some sparring to help get the UFC star ready for his boxing debut, but while things started out nice between the two fighters, it soon turned bitter.

A short video was released of the sparring session between McGregor and Malignaggi, showing the UFC star getting the better of the boxing star and even showboating a little bit.

The release of the clip led to Malignaggi coming out to defend himself, insisting that the video had been manipulated in a way that would make McGregor look better than he actually was in order to better sell the fight with Mayweather.

Now though, while the two camps have differing views on what really happened in that 12-round sparring session, it looks like we might finally get to see for ourselves, as McGregor's trainer John Kavanagh has claimed that it will be shown in a new Netflix documentary.

Kavanagh said: "I think there is something being released on Netflix soon based around that fight

and it’ll have all the rounds.

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"We have the 12 rounds. As far as I’m aware, I just did an interview for it recently.

"I think it’s a three part documentary that’s going to be on Netflix soon. So people will get to make up their own minds about it."

He then spoke about what the sparring session was actually like and what was really going down between the pair.

He added: "It turned out to be a great contest [when they sparred]. And I’ll say contest because it wasn’t a spar, they were talking the whole time.

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"They were talking the whole time, Paulie was talking to me, he was talking to the cameraman, he was almost better than Conor at it, it was great to watch.

"Everybody had a great night, and I think they both actually bizarrely enjoyed it.

"It’s like Conor and Nate (Diaz). It’s Batman and The Joker, they both need each other. They hate each other, but they love each other."

It will definitely be interesting to see the video for ourselves and see exactly what did happen during that sparring session between the two. Let's hope it gets released sooner rather than later.

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