Paulie Malignaggi reveals Conor McGregor will be sent mega money offer to fight him in bare-knuckle boxing
The former boxer signed a deal with the BKFC to compete in the sport earlier this month
Paulie Malignaggi has revealed that Conor McGregor will soon be sent a big money offer to cross over and face him in bare-knuckle boxing.
The former two-weight boxing world champion announced a shock deal with the BKFC (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship) just a couple of weeks ago and will be returning to combat sports in June.
“It was just sort of a surprise thing,” Malignaggi exclusively told talkSPORT.com. “I met the president of the BKFC, Dave Feldman, and he was very cool, a straight-shooter.
“From there on it sort of developed. I had no intention of fighting, I was happily retired, I was fine.
“Obviously the money had something to do with it, but I liked the vision and I like what he’s got in mind.”
After making the announcement, Malignaggi quickly took to social media and called out his old nemesis McGregor.
The former boxer has a long running feud with the MMA star stemming back to a leaked sparring video from 2017.
When asked if he saw a potential fight between them as a realistic possibility, Malignaggi replied: “I will tell you this, Feldman and BKFC have more money than people think and there will be an offer for Conor McGregor.
“The money he’s gonna be offered for the fight will show what a fraud he is or, like he has always done, put a price tag on him becoming a piñata for you.
“If you pay him enough money, he will become your personal piñata and he’s shown that already.
“The money he’s going to be offered is going to be a good amount of money. I think it will come out soon, it was gonna come out already, but he got arrested.
“The money he’s gonna be offered will show if he’s a fraud, because to turn that down shows you really are a fraud. But if he takes it then he’ll obviously become my personal piñata.
“He already was in the gym, but this time when I’m in shape he’ll really be a piñata.
“When I’m in shape enough to follow up on all the assaults I am giving you, you’re gonna really be my piñata. We’ll see what his decision is.”