But as Canelo basically said, he'll wait for a McGregor win to actually happen before giving that fight any serious thought. That does two things: You're getting the sparring partners all at their best without over-fatiguing and then you're getting each guy fresh while you're tiring, so it puts you in situations where you have to be uncomfortable.
Thompson called this McGregor's "fight or flight" attitude.
"From about six rounds on, he became very hittable", Malignaggi said.
He flew back to Las Vegas the following week from NY for the second part of the camp and was promptly told he would be sparring a full 12 rounds the next day.
Malignaggi noted that referee Joe Cortez spoke to the media following the first sparring session but not after the controversial second one.
Malignaggi dramatically departed the McGregor camp last week after participating in just two reportedly intense sparring sessions with the UFC lightweight champion.
The way Aldo sees it, McGregor has obvious motivations for the spectacle that will occur August 26 in Las Vegas " and those motivations don't include boxing glory. Nobody knows who the other sparring partners are.
"I knew what I could do. If you look at everything on paper, it leans towards Conor McGregor".
"I never tried to make things hard for them, but I assumed things would be on a moderate living conditions". Putting the picture up of Paulie on the ground. In case you've been living under a rock, the current ill-feeling between The Notorious and Malignaggi started after McGregor's photographer took a snap of the Dubliner standing over a prone Malignaggi and captioned it "there (sic) no conspiracy, there (sic) no photoshop, just pure unadulterated power". That's not what a fighter should want from somebody who spent time in the camp. It doesn't help any that Mayweather is regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all-time.
Malignaggi accused McGregor of surrounding himself with "yes men", giving him a false sense of confidence. Malignaggi, in essence, is not following the rules.
And, in reality, that notion hasn't affected the selling potential of this fight. I personally feel it'll be the latter, because Mayweather hasn't been faced with an opponent as overmatched as McGregor in a long time.
McGregor vowed to stop Mayweather within four rounds during their uproarious promotional tour last month, but Aldo is among those who don't think even McGregor believes it. Aldo saw the posturing and insult-trading as something else entirely.