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Watch McGregor Vs Mayweather fight Live : ‘Got to be very cautious what you say around Conor’ – world view.

CONOR McGregor’s ex-sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi has ripped into the “arrogant” UFC superstar, as one of his inner circle gave an intriguing insight into the Irishman’s ego.

Malignaggi, a former two-weight boxing world champion, made an explosive exit from McGregor’s camp after feeling wronged in the portrayal of their sparring sessions – in particular, a photograph that suggested ‘The Notorious’ had knocked him down.

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“My problem with Conor is his arrogance,” Malignaggi said in his latest broadside, delivered on Fox 5’s Sports Xtra, as time ticks down to McGregor’s August 27 (AEST) fight against unbeaten boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

“His arrogance is to the point where he can’t progress. He can’t learn. He just wants a bunch of yes men around him.

“He doesn’t want to be told that he’s doing something wrong. He doesn’t want to be told that he needs to make progress, so that he needs to change certain things.

“Whatever he’s doing, he just wants to be told how great he’s doing.”
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A major feature on McGregor – Wright Thompson’s cover story for ESPN The Magazine, which delves into the Irishman’s rough upbringing in working-class inner-city Dublin – provides a telling insight along those lines from one of his inner circle.

McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy suggests that for all his bravado and famed mental strength, the megastar also has a fragile element to his ego.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing fight

That reflection was prefaced with an anecdote about McGregor selling tickets to one of his early MMA shows on behalf of coach John Kavanagh, before spending the money himself – “in essence stealing it from his coach. Instead of facing the consequences, McGregor ghosted Kavanagh, ashamed and barely getting out of bed. When he did, Crumlin started to pull him back in. All those years of avoiding trouble hung in the balance. His mother begged Kavanagh for a second chance. The coach said yes.

“Kavanagh understood McGregor and the quicksands of Dublin. Kavanagh is the son of a construction worker. And in his coach, McGregor found things missing in himself: a calming presence, a man who knew how to marshal his talents while minimising his limitations.

“McGregor, for all his bravado, can be fragile. Norman Mailer wrote about approaching Ali’s psyche like you’d approach a squirrel. That’s true for Conor too. ‘You got to be very cautious what you say around Conor,’ says striking coach Owen Roddy.”

Source : foxsports.com.au

Diaz says Conor McGregor can ‘put up a fight’ opposite Floyd Mayweather in boxing fight match.

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As we draw closer to UFC champion Conor McGregor’s boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, predictions and analysis regarding the “Money Fight” will flood the Internet airwaves like flies to trash. McGregor just got done sending sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi to the canvas, as well as posting all the right pictures on social media, so the response from around the combat community will be abundant moving forward.

Former UFC welterweight title challenger and Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz is already chiming in on the impending superfight. After all, Nick saw his brother Nate fight McGregor twice in 2016, with both fighters earning a victory a piece, and has an incredible amount of knowledge about MMA striking and the sweet science of boxing. Surprisingly, Diaz is giving “Notorious” more of a shot to compete alongside Mayweather than almost anyone else.

“As far as MMA, I want to say there’s maybe five guys that do jiu-jitsu that have an actual level of understanding when it comes to boxing,” Diaz said in a recent interview with My MMA News. “He [McGregor] obviously does. I feel like, if he can hit my brother he can definitely can put up somewhat of a fight with Floyd, if not actually bring him an actual challenge.”

Interesting. While Nate Diaz isn’t even in the same stratosphere as “Money” when it comes to boxing skills, he did pose a unique threat to McGregor in both of their meetings at 170 pounds. McGregor had to account for Diaz’s durability, size, reach advantage, output, and overall experience inside of the Octagon. While Mayweather’s boxing prowess can’t be replicated in any way, shape, or form, McGregor’s efforts opposite Nate Diaz represent his ability to game plan for unique fighters.

Only time will tell if Nick Diaz’s outlook on the boxing superfight plays out in favor of McGregor, who will most likely have a trilogy fight with Nate sometime next year.

Source : mmamania.com