By now you’ve heard the tale a million times: In preparation for his upcoming mega-boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor brought in an elite boxer – Paulie Malignaggi – to spar with, because that’s what you do to prepare, you spar with skilled dudes.
But Malignaggi abruptly bailed on the camp, and since then, there’s been a bit of back and forth over why he did, and also whether McGregor kicked his ass or vice versa.
Well, Dana White has weighed in, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect from the master promoter’s mouth.
As per MMAJunkie:
White then continued to further play up the alleged one-sided nature of the sparring sessions. He said Malignaggi’s departure from the camp was a wise move.
“As far as his health goes, he made the right decision to leave that camp,” White said. ” … I think he made the decision for his health, and I think it was the right decision. And I’m not talking (expletive). What do I care? It makes no difference in my life whatsoever.
“This was a deal between Conor and this boxer and whatever. But I’m just telling you he made the right decision for his health, because it was a 12-round straight ass-whooping. It was as bad an ass-whooping as I’ve ever seen.”