Two-time world champion Paul Malignaggi has sensationally quit Conor McGreogr’s pre-fight camp after photos of their sparring session appeared online.
The former boxer was enlisted by the Dubliner to help him prepare to face Floyd Mayweather.
The pair have fallen out after posts from McGregor’s camp showed Malignaggi on the canvas during one of the sessions.
“I just wanted to clear the air,” he wrote on twitter explaining the decision to walk out on the camp.
“I am leaving the McGregor training camp today.
“I came with best intentions and intended to help out. Just the chance to be part of such a big event in this capacity excited me. I believe Conor and I have a mutual respect inside the ting, earn from each other with some good work over two sparring sessions.
“It’s some of the other stuff outside the ring and some ways some things were handled in (the) training camp that I didn’t agree with (and) made me come to this decision.
“It’s not my place to dictate terms in a training camp that is not mine, but it’s my place to decide if I want to be a part of it. I will not give away anything tactical that I was in two sparring sessions with Conor. For what it’s worth, they have my word.
“The thing s that upset me, though, I will speak about in time. I wish team McGregor well in the rest of their preparations and look forward to being back in Vegas to work fight week on Showtime.”