McGregor and Malignaggi sparring got 'out of hand'

McGregor and Malignaggi sparring got 'out of hand'

Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi had to be told to calm down after a sparring session between the pair got "out of control".

Malignaggi, a two-weight world champion who ended his boxing career this year, has joined McGregor in the UFC superstar's training camp as he steps up his preparation for the blockbuster fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr next month.

Esteemed referee Joe Cortez was in the ring to officiate and it was just as well, as McGregor and Malignaggi were not holding back.

"It was the real thing, I had to stop the action, say 'you guys are a little out of control here, you've got to stop this'. You know, they got a little rough," he told RUSH 93.

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Omnisport Aug 1, 2017, 2:01 PM