After agreeing to join Conor McGregor’s training camp for his upcoming boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather, Paulie Malignaggi has remarkably quit as a sparring partner for the UFC lightweight champion.

Malignaggi’s decision comes after the McGregor camp posted photos of their sparring sessions on social media, including a picture of Malignaggi on the canvas.

The former two-weight world champion boxer would then take to Twitter after the release of the photos in an effort to set the record straight.

Malignaggi would then later revoke his offer to help McGregor train for the August 26th bout and provided a statement outlining his reasoning:

With training footage released publicly, this marks the second time that McGregor’s camp has done as such with previous training partners as an edited video of McGregor sparring boxer Chris Van Heerden was posted online last year.

Van Heerden would take similar umbrage with the release of a video of sparring, an act looked upon unfavourably in all combat sports, but the South African boxer took his annoyance to another level by making the decision to release unedited footage showing McGregor in a less favourable light.

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