Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi is keen on beating UFC star Conor McGregor in any way possible.
Acknowledging that he doesn’t stand a chance against the Irishman in the Octagone, Malignaggi suggested a bare-knuckle fight or a boxing match between them.
“The thing that bothers Conor about me more than anything is the fact I pulled his card before everybody else realised it. The whole having no guts and being a quitter. Nobody knew that and in the past few years all he’s done is prove me right. I think he knew subliminally that I was always right about him and I think he didn’t like it. I’d fight him winner takes all, I’ve said that for years. Whoever loses doesn’t get a penny, I’d be all for that. In the Octagon he beats me, come on. We can do it bare-knuckle, we can do it boxing. He’s a massive flop in general, he’s a better salesman than he is a fighter. Has he ever defended a title in the UFC? What has he done. He’s shot at 31 years old. At 31 years old I won my second world championship. You can’t tell me the guy’s shot at 31 years old? Come on”, Malignaggi told Talk Sport.