UFC chief Dana White claims Conor McGregor beat up Paulie Malignaggi so badly in sparring, it was right for him to walk away before any permanent damage.
Malignaggi stepped in to help McGregor prepare for his mega money fight against Floyd Mayweather earlier in the year.
But things came to an abrupt end when the Magic Man claimed that Team McGregor lied posting an image of the Brooklyn boxer on the canvas saying he was knocked down.
Malignaggi has since then been trying to set the record straight saying how he out boxed McGregor.
White, who was present at the sparring session in Las Vegas said that Malignaggi took a beating from McGregor.
White said on the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast: “Why did Paulie Malignaggi get up and walk out of camp after two sparring sessions? Because it was the right f***ing thing to do.”
Latest MMA news
ZUFFA SO GOOD
UFC boss Dana White reveals plan for global domination after McGregor success
‘You’re a clown’
Michael Bisping accuser branded ‘f****** embarrassing’ by UFC’s Dana White
British MMA star Marc Diakiese to fight Dan Hooker on UFC 219 undercard
UFC ace Jack Marshman wants Wales show after reviews scared fans off Sao Paulo
MARC MY WORDS
Ref Marc Goddard explains why he shouted at Conor McGregor at UFC Gdansk
‘HE’S A F****T’
Shocking footage of Conor McGregor using homophobic slur backstage
“Because he was going to get hurt, because he was going to take damage that was going to affect him for the rest of his life that he didn’t need to f***ing take.
“It’s not like they were paying him big money or he had a f***ing fight coming up himself.
‘He’s a F****t’ Conor McGregor caught using homophobic slur after watching UFC training partner Artem Lobov lose
“Paulie Malignaggi got up and left camp, and he should have f***ing got up and left camp because Conor was going to f***ing hurt him badly.
“It’s no disrespect to the guy. It’s a fact. I was there. I watched the whole f***ing sparring session. That guy needed to go home and he needed to leave Las Vegas.”
Most read in sport
MAN UTD 1 SPURS 0
Super sub Martial races onto Lukaku flick to slot United into the lead
show some heart
Hearts vs Rangers: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time
AL SEE YOU SOON
Cristiano Ronaldo announces the name of his fourth child… due in 25 days
URINE TROUBLE AGAIN
Pee-chucking Spurs fan had already carried out pitch invasion in 2008
WWE legend Triple H CONFIRMED to fight in BUTLINS during UK tour in November
Talk of the Toon
Newcastle edge closer to takeover as Staveley and group prepare £300m bid