Leonard Ellerbe in the CEO of Mayweather Promotions and he has been with Floyd Mayweather throughout the whole build to the super fight with UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. He also said McGregor booked a 12-round session one day after Malignaggi flew across the country, in order to catch him while he was jet-lagged.
Conor McGregor has demanded that the Nevada State Athletic Commission assign an worldwide judge to his fight against boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr.
UFC president Dana White released several videos on Friday of McGregor sparring with Paulie Malignaggi.
McGregor warmed up and then pulled on his boxing gloves, working up a sweat on a selection of punch bags for 12 three-minute rounds.
"Wait until you see when (Mayweather) falls - how you all write him off after this and he becomes like Aldo", McGregor told reporters at the UFC Performance Institute.
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"He was flattened against the ropes; multiple times the ropes kept him on his feet".
Malignaggi claims that he was pulled or pushed down to the canvas during the sessions, an illegal move in boxing. The sparring partners were actually telling us when he was dropped back to the home that he was stumbling out of the auto after the 12 rounder. "They were ringing us, anxious about him stumbling out of the auto, incoherent". It didn't go good for him, so it is what it is.
"What a song, it's the journey in music form", said the champ, saying he is flying Mick over to say thank you for the support, and that his team had enjoyed the song. In the video, McGregor appears to land a left hand shortly before Malignaggi goes down.
Malignaggi, who retired from boxing five months ago, walked out earlier this month after he said McGregor disrespected him in the ring and the dressing room and housed him and the other sparring partners in accommodations resembling a "crackhouse".