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Mayweather vs McGregor: Malignaggi in Twitter beef over sparring

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It looks like there’s a sudden beef in the Conor McGregor camp.

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Paulie Malignaggi has been in training camp with Conor McGregor, helping the UFC superstar sharpen his boxing skills for McGregor’s big, weird August 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Things seemed to be going well. But as was perhaps inevitable with two personalities this big, it looks like there are some cracks developing in the business relationship.

Things started when a McGregor fan account posted a tweet that indicated he’d dropped Malignaggi in sparring:

Malignaggi was quick to reply with a series of his own tweets:

Again, expecting two guys with egos/personalities as big as McGregor and Malignaggi to not hit any bumps working together is probably more naïve than anything, so I can’t say I’m surprised by this.

This could all go away pretty quickly, but maybe it won’t. Would a big explosion from Malignaggi really surprise anyone? He’s long been known as someone who speaks his mind, doesn’t mince words, and keeps it “real,” among other cliché things.