PAULIE MALIGNAGGI has signed with the Naked Knuckle Preventing Championship and has immediately referred to as out bitter rival Conor McGregor.
Malignaggi will make his debut on June 20 – with McGregor’s shut buddy and coaching associate Artem Lobov the rumoured opponent.
Russian Lobov makes his debut on April 6 in opposition to Jason Night time, and will meet ex-world champion Malignaggi if he’s profitable.
After Lobov was launched by the UFC, with an MMA file of 13-15-1, the featherweight referred to as out Malignaggi, in addition to Amir Khan.
Nevertheless, Malignaggi has turned his consideration to former sparring associate McGregor calling out the Irishman for a naked knuckle boxing match.
Malignaggi tweeted McGregor saying: “Conor the coward @TheNotoriousMMA with 2 minute rounds I am certain even YOU cannot give up at this! Time to settle it.”
This rivalry has been brewing since final summer time when Malignaggi grew to become McGregor’s sparring associate earlier than the Irishman cashed in on a money-grab boxing cameo in opposition to Floyd Mayweather.
Issues turned bitter when the UFC star leaked footage and photographs of the spars with a disputed knockdown of Malignaggi, 38, prompting the Brooklyn boxer to go away Workforce McGregor’s camp.
The pair have since feuded on-line, ignited in a confrontation by way of social media.
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Rumours recently suggested the duo were in talks for a grudge match in the boxing ring – though Malignaggi would later refute these claims.
Malignaggi retired from the boxing ring in March 2017 after an eight round stoppage defeat to Brit Sam Eggington.