Malignaggi would go on to say that McGregor got the better of him over the first five rounds, but said he took over from the sixth round and beyond. It's just about status with him.
Malignaggi complained that what actually happened was a shove down from McGregor after he was getting eaten up by punches while they were exchanging on the feet. It was one of the most iconic moments in the history of mixed martial arts.
"Well, the last time that I checked I was undefeated", Mayweather told those gathered to watch his open workout in Las Vegas on Thursday night. He doesn't stand a chance'. What better way for a guy like him to exit under a load of questions. And then there's more questions and more doubts.
On intending to compete in both sports: "I love the sport of boxing". That would back up Malignaggi's statements that McGregor does hit hard, but that his power was simply "above average".
Meanwhile Dana White has released a video of the infamous fight that led to Paulie Malignaggi walking out of McGregor's training camp over leaked pictures which he claimed were created to make him look bad.
If Malignaggi didn't like the photos, he certainly won't like the video White posted online early Saturday morning.
McGregor's awkward style may be his biggest advantage in the fight, as he enters the fight making his professional boxing debut and Mayweather is fighting for the fiftieth time. "I'm pretty sure this fight is not going the distance". "I'm going to come forward and go at him", McGregor said.
He said that the McGregor camp has requested an worldwide judge and they will see if they think that's fair, and take it into consideration. That's the question we will all see answered on August 26 when the two men face off at T-Mobile Arena.