Conor McGregor fans reaction to seeing Conor McGregor’s latest photo of him sparring with Paulie Malignaggi.
Boxing fans for the most part have taken this with a pinch of salt today.
A picture that is posted by Conor McGregor sparring with former world boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi – showing McGregor with his hands behind his back and worrying boxing skills.
Putting one’s hands behind your back against Floyd Mayweather could be hazardous for the popular Irishman, to put it politely.
Many of McGregor’s legions of fans however have been putting some sort of stock into what they’ve seen today.
Perhaps even more worrying than the photo itself was some of the McGregor fans reaction to it:
McGregor is more savage than Mayweather if it translates in the boxing then that's it
— Chasing The Art #BBK (@WileyUpdates) July 21, 2017
PICS: SHREDDED Conor McGregor Makes Paulie Malignaggi Look Like a Bum https://t.co/VnpmcbTYbc
— MMA sports (@MMAlivecom) July 21, 2017
— 🚬 (@AL95Reports) July 21, 2017
The money shot. McGregor against former Champ Pauli Malignaggi after his criticism of the UFC fighter. https://t.co/ktpC2Sjyb3
— Jordan James Foster (@JordanJFoster) July 21, 2017
Hahahaha Mcgregor got Malignaggi blowin 💨💨💨 https://t.co/U7R1vXoiqD
— Reece Taylor (@ReeceT50) July 21, 2017
if its alr confirmed that mcgregor latest insta photo was paulie malignaggi then floyd is straight up gg to be dead. I hope thats not him
— mitsuji (@NotKawaii4U) July 21, 2017
McGregor bringing in Paulie Malignaggi for some expert boxing advice and sparring could be MASSIVE!! #mayweatherMcgregor
— Taps (@BigKyri) July 21, 2017
When it comes to posting content on McGregor’s social platforms it is obvious that his team are going to try to paint him in the best light possible.
That’s their job, after all.
As many have also mentioned today, likely McGregor and Malignaggi have a non-disclosure agreement that will prevent Paulie from talking about how the spar actually went.
One can only hope that someone will leak footage of the full spar but that is a long, long shot.
Malignaggi has been out of the ring a while in recent years and his last fight was as a defeat to Sam Eggington in the UK in March.
To put things into perspective.
Malignaggi now is a retired active fighter as things stand and works as a successful commentator and broadcaster on the US and UK boxing circuit.