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Dana White releases short bits of McGregor-Malignaggi footage

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With the ongoing Conor McGregor-Paulie Malignaggi beef serving as prime promotional material for McGregor’s August 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather, UFC boss Dana White has conditionally accepted Malignaggi’s challenge to release video of their last sparring session.

Here’s the first video:

And here’s the second:

Now, Malignaggi asked for all 12 rounds to be released, and has even admitted he lost the last round of their sparring, feeling fatigued. This is obviously selected footage meant to make McGregor look good, and even that you can argue with, which of course Paulie did:

And there’s about 50 other tweets of this sort, too. It’s all a good story that keeps Malignaggi in the spotlight and helps hype the fight — I don’t know if Malignaggi cares about that, but it’s a side benefit for the promotion.

Anyway, that’s where all this mess stands right now. You’d think we’re about to see McGregor-Malignaggi, and hell, maybe we will.

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