Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) successfully defended his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor (21-4) via fourth-round submission in the main event of UFC 229 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Paulie Malignaggi is probably the happiest person following McGregor’s loss to Khabib, he has held grudge against McGregor for an over a year now and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. He still blames Conor for releasing fraction’s of their video in a sparring session which shows Paulie taking an absolute beating from the hands of the Irishman.
However, following UFC 229, Paulie Malignaggi gave an exclusive interview to Fighthype.com and called him the ‘most overhyped guy in the history of combat sports’.
“I watched it. I was at a party. I did see the McGregor fight with Khabib,” Paulie Malignaggi told FightHype.
“It’s what I’ve been saying. This guy’s got no balls, he’s got no character and he showed it in the fight again.
“If you’re a p***y, it’s always going to come out in combat sports. You can only hide that fact for so long.
“You can only hide that fact for so long because you’re going to get pressed to the point where you have to show some balls.
“This guy I’ve been saying it or a while is going to go down as the most overrated guy in mixed martial arts history.
“He continuously signed checks (sic) that his a** couldn’t cash. Continuously.
“He had an overhyped record on the come up.
“This is the most overhyped guy in combat sports history, forget mixed martial arts.”
After the UFC 229 fight, he also tweeted out and called McGregor a ‘Quitter’ which obviously didn’t sit well with his fans and he was immediately fired on by his angry fans in the comments.
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) October 7, 2018
“I’d do the fight if it’s not in Ireland, and if it’s winners takes all,” Malignaggi said to Fighthype about a boxing match against former UFC champion Conor McGregor. “If it’s winners takes all, it can’t be in Ireland. If it goes the distance, they rob you. It has to be winners takes all because someone fights for free that night,” Malignaggi said.
“If I’m shape, he gets stopped,” Malignaggi said. “If it does go the distance, I’m getting robbed, and that’s why it can’t be in Ireland. I’m not going to do that. If he’s so good, I’ll fight for free. He and his fans are so confident after what he did to me,” Malignaggi said.