The UFC President Dana White releasing a video of Conor McGregor knocking down former Boxing world-champion Paulie Malignaggi last year in training, has led to an intense rivalry between the two. McGregor has now returned to the octagon and is set to face his arch-rival Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Malignaggi has now taken verbal shots at McGregor and given his opinion about his rival’s upcoming bout.
In a recent interview given to Sirius XM Boxing, Malignaggi also claimed that McGregor has ‘no ba**s’ and unlike Nate Diaz, Khabib will not put McGregor out of his misery and will instead continue to batter him. Here’s what he had to say:
Here’s the thing about Conor, I’ve said that he has no ba**s and he has a problem with this fight, Khabib is not a guy that will put you out of your misery. Remember the Nate Diaz fight, when he shot in on Nate Diaz and got submitted? Nate Diaz is a guy you don’t want to wind up on the ground with because he’s a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he’ll submit you right away.
Now, Khabib is not a guy that’s known as a submission guy. Now, I’m not a mixed marital arts expert, but Khabib is more of a ground and pound guy, which means you don’t have the option to be submitted really because Khabib will just keep you on the ground and punish you and beat you and beat you and beat you.
So how is a guy with no b*lls gonna take a good beating for five rounds when he looks to quit as soon as he gets uncomfortable?