This week it was confirmed that former professional boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi will foray into the old but recently revamped world of bare-knuckle boxing.

Fist fighting on the streets between two men is probably one of the oldest things in humanity, in truth.

But in recent years bare-knuckle boxing has become more of a marketed sport due to a new player in the market that’s brought a few big names into what’s now known as the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

Malignaggi who’s a commentator for the Showtime network famously had a sparring match with Conor McGregor in recent years that led to a huge fall out on social media between the two.

McGregor, who’s close friend Artem who is the same guy that caused McGregor to defend his honor with that now infamous breaking of a bus window in New York, is also signed to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and could be in line to face Malignaggi in one of his first bouts.

Malignaggi had this to say to McGregor directly on Twitter however following the news: